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Womans World While most women in the Greek world are kept in seclusion and forbidden to learn any kind of skill in sports riding or hunting Spartan women by contrast were brought up from girlhood to excel at these things and to disdain household chores One such woman by the name of Cynisca took the Greek world by storm when she won the four-horse chariot race this past month Cynisca embodies royalty fortitude and resilience and it is for these assets that society both male and female has welcomed her with open arms Whats it like to be the first women ever to win an event at the Olympics Honestly its immensely overwhelming In a sense Ive achieved something no other has been able accomplish Ive broken through boundaries that I never thought Id be able to conquer Its the best feeling to know that youve reached the top the pinnacle Does it feel even better knowing that these barriers youve surmounted have been created through the power of men Of course it does The Greek world especially Athens has been ruled and controlled by men for such a long time and now with one achievement Ive allowed other women to follow my footsteps Ultimately this could lead to more respect and equality given to women in Greece Im amazed to think that I created a new and exciting future for the female generations to come And all Greeks will know you created this future There is an inscription on the base of your statue which Apelleas kindly built what does this inscription read The inscription says Kings of Sparta were my forefathers and my brothers Victorious Cynisca with her chariot drawn by swift-footed horses erected this statue I assert that I am the only women in all Greece who has won this crown I guess its there to remind people that I was the first women in all of Greece to achieve
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