Talk:Hippika gymnasia

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Emperor Hadrian in 218?[edit]

Should it rather be 118? Hadrian died in 138.

75.67.51.116 (talk) 00:43, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, of course. Thanks for spotting this typo. Prioryman (talk) 07:11, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Very enjoyable article[edit]

It was a pleasure to read this article, and I'm here to note only a slight absence that struck me. In addition to exercises known by Celtic terminology (supported by archaeology that indicates, for instance, that the four-horned saddle was of Gallic origin), Arrian emphasizes rather more strongly the contributions of the Iberians (or Celtiberians) than might be indicated here, in particular the "Cantabrian wheel" to which he devotes a relatively long description at Ars Tactica 40.

There might also be a short section somewhere that takes notes of the equestrian tradition that was native to Rome. There were sites on the Campus Martius associated with equestrian training for young men from the most archaic period of Rome, and in addition to horseback and chariot racing there was an exercise for the display of equestrian skills called the "Troy Game" that was held often under the Julio-Claudian emperors at Rome. The "eastern" appearance, and the "Phrygian cap" shape of the Crosby Garret Helmet, suggest a connection to the Troy Game that some scholarship might explore, since "Phrygian" and "Trojan" became fairly synonymous in this period.

Thanks again to the editors for an enjoyable read. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:59, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Those are good suggestions - thanks for making them. I'll look into what we can add on those topics. Glad you enjoyed the article! Prioryman (talk) 20:55, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

The below images are Sports Helmets?[edit]

CristianChirita (talk) 08:41, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

It certainly looks like it's a sports helmet, but I've not been able to find any info about this specific one. What's it called? One of the images refers to it as "Pstrov helmet" - is that its general name? Prioryman (talk) 18:13, 23 September 2013 (UTC)