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Books Books 21 - 28 of about 28 related to Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z.   

Greek Athletics and the Olympics

Alan Beale - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2011 - 196 pages
Looks at the history of athletics and the Olympic games in ancient Greece through translations of extracts from key texts.
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Sport in Ancient Times

Nigel B. Crowther - History - 2007 - 183 pages
Crowther offers a fascinating look at the role of sport as practiced in the ancient world. From the Prehistoric Age in Egypt, Sumeria, Mesopotamia, and Persia to the "historic ...
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Games for the gods: the Greek athlete and the Olympic spirit

John Herrmann, Christine Kondoleon, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Art - 2004 - 201 pages
Essays by John J. Herrmann Jr. and Christine Kondoleon. Foreword by Bill Littlefield.
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Sporting success in ancient Greece and Rome

Audrey Briers, Ashmolean Museum - History - 1994 - 48 pages
A companion volume to 'Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food and Drink in Greek and Roman Times', this book describes another aspect of life in those days. From the earliest times ...
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Gladiators: Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome

Roger Dunkle - History - 2013 - 408 pages
The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the ...
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Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

Shirley Glubok, Alfred Tamarin - Olympic games (Ancient) - 1984 - 116 pages
An account of the Olympic games as they probably occurred in 400 B.C. when they were at the height of their classic glory.
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The Pentathlon of the Ancient World

Frank Zarnowski - Sports & Recreation - 2013 - 216 pages
The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple ...
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Eros and Greek Athletics

Thomas F. Scanlon - History - 2002 - 468 pages
Ancient Greek athletics offer us a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture, some of which have distinct parallels with modern sports and their place in our ...
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