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Ancient Olympics Gay

Carrying A Torch For The Ancient Olympics: Lamenting The Loss Of The Games' Gay Soul

Kevin Childs | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

In 393 C.E. the Christian Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the ancient Olympic Games. The nudity, the joy in physical beauty, the sheer exhilarating mix of the Games were at odds with his appropriation of a new religion and much too redolent of the old.