Further Notes on the Greek Jump

E. Norman Gardiner
1904 Journal of Hellenic Studies  
In my last article I tried to show that there is no adequate evidence for the statement that the Greek frequently jumped fifty feet or more, and still less for the theories of a 'triple jump' or a 'hop, skip, and jump,' which have been suggested simply to explain such a record. Other misconceptions are due to the same cause. The old idea, that the rods which so frequently occur in vase-paintings of the palaestra are jumping-poles, has been long since abandoned, and they are now recognised as akontia, or possibly measuring rods (κανόνες).
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