Definition of Torch race
1. Noun. (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next.
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Category relationships: Antiquity
Lexicographical Neighbors of Torch Race
Literary usage of Torch race
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The beacons are all victorious because ail belong to the successful chain of light, as in the torch-race each person in the line shares the victory. ..."
2. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1916)
"The runners in the torch race were live, virile young men with red blood in ... The end kept in view in the ancient torch race was the attaining of the goal ..."
3. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock (1879)
"Ancient Greek Torch-race on Horseback. can.-t not l>ea god!" By the laws of Solon, a hundred drachms were allowed from the public treasury to every j ..."
4. The Red-figure Pottery by Sharon Herbert (1977)
"Torch-race procession.12 At left, a youth preserved from chest to knees, ... 12 The torch race, or victory ceremony after the race, was a popular subject in ..."
5. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias, James George Frazer (1898)
"At the first three of these festivals the torch-race was run in the ... Hence we hear of fourteen men being winners in a torch-race (CIA iii. No. 122). ..."
6. The Masterpieces of Modern Drama ...: Abridged in Narrative with Dialogue of by Brander Matthews (1915)
"... THE torch race BY PAUL HERVIEU First played in Paris at the Theatre du Vaudeville on April 17, 1901. Argument: In order not to impair her daughter's ..."