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Food in the Ancient World from A to Z

Andrew Dalby - History - 2013 - 432 pages
Sensual yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all. This exciting new work by a leading authority explores food and related concepts in the Greek and ...
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Greek Athletics and the Olympics

Alan Beale - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2011 - 196 pages
Looks at the history of athletics and the Olympic games in ancient Greece through translations of extracts from key texts.
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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 680 pages
A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and ...
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SPORT IN THE CULTURES OF THE ANCIEN: New Perspectives

Zinon Papakonstantinou - Sports & Recreation - 2013 - 248 pages
Sport has been practised in the Greco-Roman world at least since the second millennium BC. It was socially integrated and was practised in the context of ceremonial ...
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Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources

Stephen G. Miller - History - 2012 - 235 pages
From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on ...
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Sport in Greece and Rome

Harold Arthur Harris - History - 1972 - 288 pages
Explores the social and historical aspects of ancient sporting activities as well as describing techniques and equipment
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Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games ...

Gerald P. Schaus, Stephen R. Wenn - History - 2009 - 408 pages
The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the ...
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