Athletics and Mathematics in Archaic Corinth: The Origins of the Greek Stadion
This work is a study of the origins of the ancient Greek stadium, especially with regard to the archaeological evidence from the Archaic & Classical sites of Corinth, Isthmia, Halieis & Olympia. The earliest remains of the Greek stadionÓ come from the Peloponnesos, a region of southern Greece, although the architectural structure eventually became well known all over the Greek & Roman world. The author also includes the ancient evidence for the initial appearance of the world stadionÓ in the Greek language & its early use in the 6th & 5th centuries B.C. The primary component of this work is the most recent archaeological research from Ancient Corinth concerning the Archaic dromosÓ & the Early Classical starting line & its significance for the study of Greek & Roman athletics, as well as the understanding of early Greek mathematics. Illus.
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Alfred Mallwitz ancient approximately archaeological Archaic dromos architectural artificial embankment Athens balbides sill break line Broneer chariots circle Classical starting line Corinth Corinthian feet cult curved starting line David Gilman Romano diaulos distance Djoser Earlier Stadium earliest Early Classical starting east Epidauros evidence fifth century foot foot length footrace fourth century B.C. Greek mathematics Halieis Hellenistic dromos Hellenistic starting line Hesperia husplex Isthmia Isthmia II 1973 known lanes length line at Corinth located long sides mathematics meters Museum Nemea Olympia III Stadium Oscar Broneer Panathenaic amphora Panathenaic Stadium Pausanias Peloponnesos Pindar poros Poseidon post holes race racecourse floor radius Roman circus runners Saqqara School of Classical Shulgi sixth century B.C. slope South Stoa stadia Stadium at Isthmia starting athletes starting gates starting line blocks starting positions stone suggests terraces Thessalos toe grooves turning post water channel width Williams word stadion Xenophon
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