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Title:
Ancient Greek athletics
Author:
Miller, Stephen G.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
ix, 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- The world of Greek athletics -- The origins of Greek athletics -- The crown competitions: the events at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Isthmia -- The sites of the crown competitions -- The Olympic games, 300 B.C.: a reconstruction of a festival -- The money games at Epidauros, Athens, Larissa, and Sparta -- Women and athletics -- Athletes and heroes -- Sport and recreation -- Training: the world of the gymnasion and the palaistra -- Athletics as entertainment in the Hellenistic and Roman periods -- Professionals and amateurs -- Politics and the games -- Athletics and society -- Arete.
ISBN:
9780300100839
Format :
Book