Whew, finally! Sorry for the week's delay - this sequence was hell to sketch. Colouring is much better and way funner, but it's actually a lot of work despite the apparent simplicity of the style.
Content warning for the next remaining pages in this art style: there will be some horses getting injured and falling over. It's not violent (no blood, no bones).
Here a bronze eagle is raised (representing Zeus, patron of the games) to signal the official start of the race. I have no idea how exactly the eagle is raised in this Alexander Romance version of the games - it could be a mechanism or a person.
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