That was probably enough to be getting on with. Meanwhile, common laborers were also drawn undressed, illustrating their sweat and muscles to show how hard they worked. However, the situation changes again with the introduction of Attic red-figure in ca. The unremarkable nature is evident from scenes in which nude figures mingle freely among individuals that are partially clothed or equipped with some forms of body-armour. This practice was designed to encourage virtue in men while they were away at war and an appreciation of health in the women. There are images of corpulence, babyhood and old age.
Ancient Olympic Games
Nudity in Ancient to Modern Cultures--Aileen Goodson
See and discover other items: Darius, the Persian king, relying on the report of a spy sent to observe Greeks training for battle, mistakenly concluded from their attitude toward nudity and democracy that Greeks were weaklings. Benjamin Franklin wrote of his daily ritual, a nude cold-air bath each morning while reading or writing. The perfect balance of mind and body followed the ancient Greek belief in 'meden agan,' which means 'nothing in excess.
Ancient Greek wrestling
Description: Professional museum quality repair from several large shards but all original except one corner of back base. Buddha was a naked ascetic before founding his own religion, and it has been suggested that Buddha had his followers wear robes mainly to distinguish them from the other sects. There was censorship of books, art, theater, and dance. The games were held in honor of the Greek god Zeus , and on the middle day of the games, oxen would be sacrificed to him. Several groups fought over control of the sanctuary at Olympia, and hence the games, for prestige and political advantage.