Definition of Athletas
1. athleta [n] - See also: athleta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Athletas
Literary usage of Athletas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art by Pliny, Eugénie Sellers Strong, K. Jex-Blake, Heinrich Ludwig Urlichs (1896)
"... athletas : votive statue, put up presumably by the athletes of a gymnasium ... athletas were probably taken from the descriptive epigram on the statue. ..."
2. Selected letters of Cicero by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1900)
"Nam quid ego te athletas putem desiderare, ... athletas: a term applied properly to those who took part in the five contests — running, wrestling, boxing, ..."
3. M. Tulli Ciceronis Ad. M. Brutum Orator by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1885)
"athletas, in Tuse. Disp. ii 56 contrasted apparently, as a general term, with special types of athletes, namely cursores and púgiles. ..."
4. The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury: Bishop of Durham, Treasurer and by Richard de Bury, Ernst G. Thomas (1889)
"athletas] Athleta Dei is a common phrase for a Christian ; as for instance in John of Salisbury's life of Becket. It is no doubt based on S. Paul's ..."
5. British Manly Exercises: Containing Rowing and Sailing, Riding, & Driving, &c &c by Donald Walker (1837)
"A very small quantity of liquid was allowed to the athletas ; and this was principally ... When the daily exercises of the athletas, were finished they were ..."