Sparta Daily

First Female Olympic Winner 396 BC

Interview with Kyniska, the first female olympic athlete

Earlier this week, i had the amazing opportunity to sit down with the Olympic athlete Kyniska, and talk about her feelings about winning the Olympics.

Interviewer: When you were younger, did you ever think you would win the Olympics?

Kyniska: I definitely knew that i wanted to be in the Olympics, but i never guessed that i would win. At least not right away anyways. Haha.

Interviewer: Haha, well i watched you, and i must say, you were pretty good.

Kyniska: Thank you, but i owe it all to my four horses. they did all the work, i just held the reins.

Interviewer: I heard that you really enjoy working and training with the horses. Why is that?

Kyniska: I don't know, I've just always loved horses. They are amazing creatures.

Interviewer: That's good. Do you plan on returning to the Olympics?

Kyniska: I do, and i plan on winning again!

Interviewer: I'm sure you will! Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.

Kyniska: Oh, it wasn't a problem at all.

-Jordan C

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Topic of the Week

We've recently found out that King Amyntas III from Macedon and his royal lady are expecting a baby boy. Insiders say that they're going to name him Philip II.The king is saying how he expects great things from him in the future. Also, King Agesilaos just returned from his expedition in Asia and is bringing his army to in the valley Koronea of Boeotia and are preparing for battle. Let's cheer on Sparta on this great battle that is about to occur!

Written by Valeria, Jordan C.& Taylor A.

Fertile Land For Sale

300 acres of fertile land. 40,000 drachma. Beautiful ocean view. Also surrounded by Mountains to stop invaders. If interested send letter addressing so to Acacia III

Valeria C. , Jordan C. , Taylor A.

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Jordan C & Valeria C

Review of Art

The art work portrayed to the left is a piece of Laconian art. It shows Bellerophon and Pegasos killing the Chimaera. This piece was created in 570-565 BC, and its still popular today. The pottery piece shows a man and his horse slaying a monster of some sort. The colors blend well together and the details of the painting are marvelous. This piece of artwork is definitely 4 out of 5 stars. I would purchase this in a heartbeat.

-Taylor A.


Invented in 680 BC, Tethrippon is still a popular sport played today. The sport is played with four horses chained to the chariot and one rider who control the horses. what you have to do is race your horses against other horses and be the first one to finish. This popular sport is one of the most dangerous to both the horses and the rider. People like Kyniska, the first female Olympian winner, still plays the sport due to her love for horses. (We got an interview with the famous Olympian earlier this week, so make sure to check it out).

Valeria C.