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Olympic Games The First Thousand Years

ISBN-10: 0486444252
ISBN-13: 9780486444253
Edition: 2005
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Description: The authors draw upon their extensive knowledge of the ancient world as they present a definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 b.c. to a.d. 261. Readers are transported back to the eighth century b.c. and are introduced, with absorbing  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

The authors draw upon their extensive knowledge of the ancient world as they present a definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 b.c. to a.d. 261. Readers are transported back to the eighth century b.c. and are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. The authors also delineate the similarities and differences between ancient and modern games. Richly illustrated with rare artwork, this authoritative account will appeal not only to classical scholars but to all those interested in sports and athletic events. 40 unnumbered plates of illustrations. 2 maps; 16 figures.

Preface
Plates
Acknowledgements
A Note on Greek Measures of Distance and Money Values
Table of Dates
Ancient and Modern
Games and Festivals
The Olympic Programme
Spectators and Facilities
Rules and Officials
The Athletes
Training and Trainers
Games, Politics and Patronage
The Critics
Epilogue

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