Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
Derivation of athlete?
The word athlete is an ancient Greek word that means "one who competes for a prize" and was related to two other Greek words, athlos meaning "contest" and athlon meaning "prize." They were never amateurs, indeed they were paid in bags of gold, were therefore relatively wealthy and venerated by the rest of society ...
Asked in Ancient Greece, Ancient Olympics
What is the name of the famous statue of a Greek athlete?
The name of the famous statue of a Greek athlete is "Discobolos" which translates to The Discus Thrower. The original one, which was made of brass, is gone but reproductions have been made. ...