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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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The Ancient Olympics

Nigel Spivey, Nigel Jonathan Spivey - History - 2005 - 273 pages
Presents a history of the ancient Olympics, offering a glimpse into the ancient Greek thoughts on athletics, fitness, and competition.
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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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Sport and festival in the ancient Greek world

David J. Phillips, David Pritchard - History - 2003 - 416 pages
This collection of sixteen thematically linked articles was inspired by the Sydney Olympic Games of 2000. Its international cast includes leading authorities in the study of ...
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Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources

Stephen Gaylord Miller - History - 2004 - 248 pages
From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the ...
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Ancient Greek Athletics

Stephen G. Miller - History - 2006 - 288 pages
The earliest Olympic games began more than twenty-five-hundred years ago. What were they like, how were they organized, who participated? Were ancient sports a means of ...
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Aristocracy and Athletics in Archaic and Classical Greece

Nigel Nicholson - History - 2005 - 280 pages
Athletics represented an important institution through which the Greek aristocracies sought to maintain their privileged political position. Victory, however, had always ...
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