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The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the Hellenes and their Asiatic fathers. The unarmed personal encounter was indicative of a sturdier manhood.


Ethics of Boxing and Manly Sport (ed. 1888)

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The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the...

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The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the...

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The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the...

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The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the...