Hippodamia.Who first instituted female races, at the Olympic Games.
London: Published 1st July, 1803, by R. Ackermann at the Repository of Arts; 101, Strand.
Stipple, rare. 340 x 235mm (13½ x 9¼"). Creased at pasted areas.
According to myth, King Oenomaos forced all of his daughter's Hippodamia's suitors to a chariot race, executing the losers. When Pelops (hero of the Peloponnese) won, he founded the Olympic Games to thank the gods for the victory. Hippodamia founded women's races in honor of Hera, called Heraea.
[Ref: 32334] £260.00