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Presenting a survey of sports in ancient Greece, this work describes ancient sporting events and games. It considers the role of women and amateurs in ancient athletics, and explores the impact of these games on art, literature and politics.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Stephen Gaylord Miller
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2004
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300115296

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The earliest Olympic games began more than twenty-five-hundred years ago. What were they like, how were they organised, who participated? Were ancient sports a means of preparing youth for warfare? In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics. Using a wide array of ancient sources, written and visual, and including recent archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He also explores broader themes, including the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. Published in the year the modern Olympic Games return to Athens, this book will be a source of information and enjoyment for anyone interested in the history of athletics and the origins of the world's most famous sporting event.

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Genre: History
Author: Stephen G. Miller
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300100833

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Author: Thomas Heine Nielsen
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 299 Pages
ISBN-13: 8773044121

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This 1898 pamphlet provides an overview of ancient Greek athletic competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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Genre: Athletics
Author: Edward Marwick Plummer
Publisher:
Release: 1898
File: 61 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015019063299

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Genre: Athletes
Author: Harold Arthur Harris
Publisher: Greenwood
Release: 1979
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105007490480

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A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

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Genre: History
Author: Mark Golden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1998-09-10
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521497906

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Author: Harold D. Evjen
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: 6185047373

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First published in 1910, this book explores the subject of athletics festivals in ancient Greece, looking in detail at its history as well as the exercises commonly seen at such occasions. “Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals” is highly recommend for those with an interest in athletics and is not to be missed by collectors of related literature. Contents include: “Introductory”, “Athletics in Homer”, “The Rise of the Athletic Festival”, “The Age of Athletic Festivals, Sith Century B.C.”, “The Age of Athletic Ideal, 500–440 B.C.”, “Professionalism and Specialization, 440–338 B.C.”, “The Decline of Athletics, 338–146 B.C.”, “Athletics Under the Romans”, “The Olympic Festival, etc. Macha Press is republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with the extract 'Classical Games' by Francis Storr.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: E. Norman Gardiner
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release: 2020-08-14
File: 682 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781528790949

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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 pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the concepts of virtue, skill, pride, valor, and nobility embedded in the word arete are only part of the story from antiquity.

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Genre: History
Author: Stephen G. Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2004-06-07
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520931033

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Volume 1. From the Minoan bull-leaping to the ancient Olympics and the enigmas of their contests, this first volume of Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds contains nine articles and chapters of enduring importance to the study of sport in ancient Greece, a field located at a crucial intersection of social history, archaeology, literature, and other aspects of Greek culture. The studies have been updated with addenda by the original authors, and two of the articles that were originally published in German or French have been translated into English here for the first time. The studies, selected for breadth and importance of historical topics, include: Greek sport in its epic, heroic, and Bronze Age origins; the ancient Olympics in its relation to religion, politics, and diversity of competitors; Greek events in track and field and equestrian events.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas Francis Scanlon
Publisher: Oxford Readings in Classical S
Release: 2014
File: 389 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780198703785

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