Athletics in the Ancient World
This comprehensive text focuses mostly on athletics in classical Greece and Rome, emphasizing the relationship between athletics and religion, art, and education. Also discussed are such events as throwing the discus and javelin, the pentathlon, the stadium and the foot-race, jumping, wrestling, boxing, ball play, and a Greek athletic festival. 137 black-and-white illustrations.
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6th century amentum Athens athletic athletic festivals Attic r.-f backwards ball games Beazley body boxer boxing boys British Museum bronze caestus centre century B.C. Cercyon chariot-race chariots competitions competitors contest crown Delphi described diaulos Diskobolos diskos diskos-thrower Emperor Epheboi Etruscan exercise feet fifth century fight figure foot-race funeral games Greece Greek Greek athletics gymnasia gymnasium gymnastic harpastum head Heracles hold Homer honour illustrations inscription J.H.S. xxvii javelin jump jumper Jüthner kylix Late 6th century left hand marble modern movement Myron’s Odysseus Olympia opponent opponent’s palaestra Panathenaic amphora Panhellenic festivals pankratiast pankration pentathlon Phaeacians Philostratus Photograph physical training Pindar play players Polyclitus position prize probably professional race represented right arm Roman Rome round runner scene situlae sixth Sparta stade stadium standing statue statuette stone style swing Theseus thongs thrower throwing the diskos trainer turn vases victory weights wrestler youth Zeus