The Ancient Olympic Games
In this revised and enlarged edition of The Ancient Olympic Games, Judith Swaddling traces their mythological and religious origins and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival.
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2nd century 5th century BC achieve Alkibiades altar Altis ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES ancient Olympics antiquity aphesis Athenian Athens athletic festivals became Bouleuterion boxers boxing building celebrated chariot chariot-race compete competition competitors contest Cotswold Olimpicks Coubertin crown dedicated Delphi depicted discus discus-thrower Eleans Elis equestrian events excavations exercise fifth century bc foot-race gold and ivory Greek Athletics gymnasium height hellanodikai Herakles hero hill of Kronos hippodrome honour horse-races horses javelin javelin-throwing judges Kladeos marble medals metres modern Games modern Olympics official Oinomaos olive Olympia Olympic festival Olympic Games Olympic victory opponent original palaistra Panathenaic amphora pankratiasts pankration Pausanias Pelops pentathlon Pheidias Philippeion Philostratus Pindar prize probably race recorded Roman round runner running sacred sanctuary seated second century Spartan spectators sport stade-race stadium statue of Zeus survived Temple of Hera Temple of Zeus Theokoleon thong throw took trainers winner wreaths wrestlers wrestling