The Games at Athens

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ASCSA, 2003 - History - 32 pages
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This new Athenian Agora Picture Book is a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held at Athens every four years in honor of the city's patron goddess Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices and other activities, the Greater Panathenaia involved all the residents of Athens - not just adult males but also women, children, metics (resident aliens), foreigners, and even slaves. The facilities, administration, program events, prizes, and associated monuments are briefly described. 32p, 31 b/w and col pls
  

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Contents

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
5
FACILITIES
7
TRAINING AND TRAINERS
12
THE PROGRAM
13
MUSICAL CONTESTS
14
ATHLETIC CONTESTS
15
PENTATHLON
19
EQUESTRIAN CONTESTS
21
SPECIAL EQUESTRIAN CONTESTS
25
TORCH RACE
27
PRIZES
29
MONUMENTS
31
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
33
Copyright

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Jenifer Neils is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. She specializes in ancient art, in particular that of Greece and Italy.Stephen V. Tracy is Professor of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University, and the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. His special interests include epic poetry, Greek epigraphy, and the works of Virgil.

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