Ancient Greeks Athletes, Warriors and Heroes: An Exhibition from the British Museum

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National Museum of Australia, 1997 - Greece - 184 pages
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From the sporting triumphs of the original Olympians to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the epic tales of Homer, Greek history abounds with the glorious deeds of athletes, warriors and heroes. The Ancient Greeks were renowned for their competitive spirit and intense rivalry, which not only flourished in sporting and battle arenas but also permeated the arts, inspiring excellence in music and drama.Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes features more than 170 of the British Museum's most engaging and beautiful objects capturing this rivalrous spirit. They reveal how competition underpinned all aspects of Ancient Greek life, generating a vibrant and innovative society that endures in the artefacts and stories surviving today.

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