Ancient Greece – The Role Of Donkeys, Mules And Horses

Both the donkey and the mule were certainly known and used in antiquity. Mules were employed both for riding and for drawing carts; from 500 B.C. on there were actually mule-cart races in the Olympic games, and one of Pindar’s odes celebrates such a victory (Olympian 6, 468 B.C.). Yet what must have been a …

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