Tonathenethenathlon: The Games at Athens
This attractive book presents a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held at Athens every four years in honor of the city's patron goddess, Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices, and other activities, the Greater Panathenaia involved all the residents of Athens; not just adult males but women, children, metics (resident aliens), foreigners, and even slaves. The facilities, administration, program events, prizes, and associated monuments are described.
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4TH CENTURY B.C. Acropolis Agora apobatai ART ROGERS FUND ASCSA athenaic games Athenian Athens B.C. W. B. DINSMOOR JR B.C. HOOD MUSEUM B.C. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM boxers boxing boys Comers Delphi discus dismounting race double-pipe equestrian competitions EQUESTRIAN CONTESTS equestrian events feasting flat race footrace four-horse chariot race full-grown horses goddess Athena Greek Gymnastic Events hack race Hekatombaion hippodrome HOLDING halteres hoplitodromos Horse Races ikria Ionic frieze Isthmia javelin Kerameikos kithara KYLIX LATE 5TH CENTURY letic Lykabettos meters in armor MUSEUM OF ART musical contests Nemea NUDE ATHLETE HOLDING Odeion Olympia Panathenaia Panathenaic festival Panathenaic games PANATHENAIC PRIZE AMPHORA Panathenaic procession PANATHENAIC STADIUM Panhellenic games pankration PANKRATISTS parade chariot race Parthenon Pentathletes pentathlon peplos Perikles pyrrhike race for colts race for full-grown race in armor racetrack restricted to Athenians runners STARTING GATES team event thoroughbred race TORCH RACE TRAINER turning post two-horse chariot two-horse sulky race vase paintings