P. Oxy. III 466, 17-27

In Egypt they discovered one page of a wrestling manual in papyrus. It is a sequence of orders of a trainer to his pupils. This literary translation often sounds like nonsense, because in the text are many unknown technical terms, what makes it hard to imagine what exactly happens.

Put the middle beside and embrace him with your right arm from the head. You, grab around! You, take him up under his arm! You, take a firm stand and embrace him! You, throw your right arm underneath! You, grab around on the side where he tries to lift you and throw your left leg downwards from his side! You, push him away with your left arm! You, go after him and embrace him. You, turn round! You, embrace him from two sides!


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