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Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds: Greek athletic identities and Roman ...

Thomas F. Scanlon - History - 2014 - 389 pages
From the identity of Greek athletes and the place of Greek games in the Roman era to forms, functions, and venues of Roman spectacles, this second volume of Sport in the Greek ...
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The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics, Olympics, and Culture, Volume 1

William Blake Tyrrell - Sports & Recreation - 2004 - 264 pages
A survey of Greek athletics from Homeric times through the fourth century C.E. From the games of the "Iliad, to the foundation of the Olympic games, to the poetry of Pindar and ...
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The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games

Tony Perrottet - History - 2004 - 256 pages
What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin ...
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Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

Gerald P. Schaus, Stephen R. Wenn - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 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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The Cultures Within Ancient Greek Culture: Contact, Conflict, Collaboration

Carol Dougherty, Leslie Kurke - History - 2003 - 289 pages
The Cultures within Ancient Greek Culture challenges the conventional perception of ancient Greece as the paradigm for unified models of culture. It offers an alternative view ...
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