Athletics in Ancient Athens

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 240 pages
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Contents

Issues and Evidence
1
The Rise of Athletics at Athens
15
Festivals and Activities
32
Sites and Buildings
56
Athenian Athletes
102
Prizes and Professionalism
124
Athletics and Political Leadership
155
Athletics and the CityState of Athens
169
Athletic Equestrian and Other Events
178
Catalogues of Known and Possible Athenian Athletes
195
Selected Bibliography
229
Index
235
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Religion in Livy
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About the author (1993)

Donald G. Kyle is Professor and Chair of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. An award-winning teacher, he has been honoured by the University as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow. He has published "Athletics in Ancient Athens" (Revised Edition, 1993) and "Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome" (1998) and co-edited "Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology" (1990). He has appeared in History Channel shows on gladiators (1996) and crime in Rome (2005) and PBS and History Channel shows on the Ancient Olympics (2004).