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The essential handbook for the 21st-century citizen seeking a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics. Travel back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. Enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn’t do during five thrilling days in August, 388 B.C. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade—and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports—wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia. “Splendidly captures the excitement, the razzmatazz, the intensity, glamour and squalor of the ancient Olympics. Packed with anecdotes and intriguing facts, the careful scholarship behind this wonderful little book is presented with gusto.”—Philip Matyszak, author of Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day “Ultimately the ancient Olympics were more of an epic frat party full of booze and sex than a prestigious sporting competition, and Faulkner paints that picture well.”—Moira E. McLaughlin, The Washington Post

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Genre: History
Author: Neil Faulkner
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2012-04-24
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300160291

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Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life in ancient Greece, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Nancy Day
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822530767

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Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready assimilation by the Greeks, who embraced these hallmarks of civilization, and refined them to the level of sophistication that defines classical antiquity.

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Genre: History
Author: Harald Haarmann
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2014-09-17
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476615899

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This book is a travel guide to Sochi, Russia, the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 2014. It has more than 100 attractions of Sochi listed and other useful information about the city written by the author who was born and grew up in Sochi.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Marina Zdobnova
Publisher: Marina Zdobnova
Release: 2013-12-20
File: 189 Pages
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Describes various cruise lines; provides information on dining, shopping, and attractions at ports of call; and offers tips on selecting and booking European cruises and planning shore excursions.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's
Release: 2013
File: 879 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780891419303

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A virtual tour of the Ancient Greek world for children. It uses a guide-book format, including a map of Ancient Greece, and top tips for tourists on each page. It also covers the myths and legends of Ancient Greece, and the origins of its civilization.

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Genre: Egypt
Author: Lesley Sims
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 0746047479

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Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves on your side, Greece can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Greece: Athens & The Peloponnese you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Greece Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Parthenon and the Agora to the small towns and beaches of the Peloponnesian Peninsula How to connect with culture: Go back in time at the National Archaeological Museum, sample olives and feta in the Mediterranean sunshine, or sip ouzo at a local taverna Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Greek phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Athens, Nafplio, Epidavros, Mycenae, Olympia, Patra, Kardamyli, the Mani Peninsula, Sparta, Mystras, Delphi, Hydra, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese. Spending a week or less in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Athens!

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Genre: Travel
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Release: 2018-06-19
File: 540 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781641710176

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When the Good Times Travel Agency sends them to ancient Greece, twins Josh and Emma, and their little sister, Libby, learn all about Greek culture, from Greek gods to the birth of democracy, while trying to visit the Olympic games--where the girls are not welcome.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Linda Bailey
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Release: 2002-09
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 1550745360

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The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation! The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: * How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? * Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? * What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of one million Persians? This two-color book is filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (Don't miss the first-ever Olympics!), and tips on who to have lunch with (Alexander the Great and his horse, Bucephalus, naturally). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jonathan W. Stokes
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-09-11
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101998151

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Author: John Richardson
Publisher:
Release: 1851
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0018312710

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