Medieval Sports

Theagenes of Thasos

Who? What?

Who? Theagenes of Thasos, a medieval sports figure.

What? A boxer, runner, and pankratiast

When? Where?

When? 400-500

Where? Ancient Greece

Why? How?

Why? His ambition was to rival Achilles by winning a prize for running in the fatherland of the swiftest of those who are called heroes.

How? He had strict determination on who could be the best athlete in the land. Meaning no one could stop him from achieving his goals.

Why is this topic important?

This topic is important because it shows the importance of sports in the Medieval time period. It shows that modern people did not originate sports and that they were still around before we even knew. But the big difference is that in the Medieval time period people took sports more seriously and being in a sport was a symbol, meaning you had a lot of money and high rank.

What characteristics of a broader topic does your narrow topic represent?

Theagenes of Thasos was one of the most famous athletes in the Medieval period. He was also an important sports figure. He was great at what sports he participated in.