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Posted at Nov 30/2010 03:14PM:
ian: While gymnastics in the physical sense was a big part of this institution it also developed as a place for mental gymnastics and thus served in Egypt and elsewhere for a more encompassing training of mind and body. In this way it was one institution for the Hellenization of Egypt but also exclusionary in terms of those who were allowed to attend.
Posted at Oct 28/2010 11:12AM:
Sabrina Ergun: An ancient Greek invention of a functionalized facility for competing in public games. Traditionally, the athletes would compete naked to encourage aesthetic appreciation of the male figure. These facilities appeared in Egypt during the period of Hellenization around the 3rd century BCE.