Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12
Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12.
Nikon D7200, 35mm f/1.8G lens @f/8, aperture priority.

"Because participation in the horse races did not require personal presence - it sufficed to send horses and a jockey to Olympia - it was possible for rich ladies to participate in this event.

"The first woman to participate in the horse races in the early fourth century BC, who immediately also won them, was the Spartan princess Kyniska. Plutarch tells that her brother Agesilaos encouraged her to participate to demonstrate that winning the horse races depended on wealth and not on male virtues. Kyniska won twice and erected a statue of herself and of her horses at Olympia. Her victories made her world-famous. After her death a shrine was built in which she was honoured as a heroine."

— "Female Victors in the Horse Races", Ancient Olympics