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Kyniska drawn with her horses in the Biography of Illustrious Women of Rome, Greece, and the Lower Empire, published in 1825. Brooklyn Museum

Hidden women of history: Kyniska, the first female Olympian

After her win in 396 BC, Kyniska erected a statue of herself, reading: 'I am the only woman in all Greece who won this crown.'
One important reason for the Spartans’ obsession with fighting was the constant possibility they would need these skills in war and also at home, in Sparta itself. Shutterstock

Curious Kids: who were the Spartans?

From about age seven, Spartan children learned to fight and practise obeying orders. They also staged pretend battles. Boys and girls were trained separately.

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