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Tripods: frieze from SiphnianTreasury, Delphi (550); Olympia tripod leg, 8th c.; 8thc. bronze tripod, Cyprus; 5th c. vase. What do we learn?
Harvard 1972.39Side B: hoplitodromos
Scholiast on Aristeides 3.339 (2nd CE)
Cicero On the Orator 2.5.21 (1st BCE)
Scholiast on Euripides Andromache 1133 (5th BCE)
Toledo 1961.24Side B: pankration
Semonides, fragment 153D (7th BCE)
Anonymous Greek Anthology (5th BCE – 5th CE)
PhilostratosOn Athletics 48 (3rd CE): diet