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(ἁλτη̑ρες) were pieces of iron or stone used by Greek long jumpers. Shaped and gripped like modern dumb-bells, they normally weighed between 1.4 and 2.3 kilos (3–5 lb.). The long ...

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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