Grab yer beer hat and foam finger, cause its game on for part 2 of the Ancient Olympics on the Ancient Art Podcast. In episode 19 we continue to explore the idea of a tragic untimely demise as a good reason to hold an athletic contest. We take a close look at some very early Greek artwork dated to about the time of the foundation of the Olympic games, which may suggest chariot racing and funerary games. And then we expose — so to speak — various interpretations on nudity in the ancient games. See past episodes, image galleries, credits, transcripts, and additional resources at ancientartpodcast.org. Connect at twitter.com/lucaslivingston and facebook.com/ancientartpodcast.

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