More myths about the Olympic Games

Dr. David C. Young is professor emeritus of classics at the University of Florida and author of The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival.  As such, he knows his stuff when it comes to the historical significance of the Olympic Games. But Dr. Young believes that many aspects of our Olympic Games have been justified by “specious ancient antecedents”, which is a classicist’s way of saying:

“It ain’t necessarily so!”

Writing in the The Archeological Institute of America’s journal,  Archeology, Dr. Young listed a number of beloved (and wrong) beliefs about the ancient Olympics that still endure about the modern Games:   Continue reading