Good review, Chris. I have seen some Greek art that depicted wrist locks and even the hammer-lock as a part of (apparently) pankration. Very interesting, and I need to read more about the Greek arts myself. I was also under the general impression the Alexander had taken pankration to India via his troops - perhaps that was not so. I will have to look this book up. Thanks.
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