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Describes the history, traditions, and competitive events connected with the Olympic games held in ancient Greece and compares the ancient athletic events to those of the modern Olympics.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Richard Woff
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1999
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195215818

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For over one thousand years between 776 B.C. and A.D. 395, princes, statesmen, and famous athletes gathered every four years at Olympia in western Greece to compete for the olive crowns of the ancient Olympic Games. Judith Swaddling traces the mythological and religious origins of the games and describes the events, religious ceremony, and celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. The book also features a large, detailed model of the site of ancient Olympia, where, alongside religious and civic buildings, there grew an elaborate sports complex with a stadium for 40,000 spectators, indoor and outdoor training facilities, hot and cold baths, a swimming pool, and a race course. For this revised edition, three new chapters have been added, covering the diet and medical treatment of athletes; sponsorship, patronage, and propaganda; and revivals of the games. Superbly illustrated with vases, sculpture, and other works of ancient art, and with new views of the site, the new edition of this indispensable account of Ancient Olympia and the games now includes color reproduction for over half the illustrations, as well as many additional pictures.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Judith Swaddling
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release: 1999
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 0292777515

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In the northwestern corner of the great peninsula of the Peloponnese, close to the meeting point of the Cladeus and Alpheus rivers, lies a peaceful river valley overlooked by the steep-sided Hill of Cronus. Here, between the eighth century BCE and the fourth century CE, rival athletes competed for glory in the ancient Olympic Games. Every four years, and from every corner of the Mediterranean world – from Samos to Syracuse and from Sparta to Smyrna – they descended on this quiet corner of southern Greece sacred to Zeus, seeking to excel in disciplines as diverse as sprinting, boxing, wrestling, trumpet blowing and chariot and mulecart racing. The victors of these ancient games may have been awarded crowns of olive leaves in recognition of their achievements, but these original Olympics were no idealistic celebration of the classical aesthetic of grace and beauty shared by all of the participating Greek city-states, but often a bitterly contested struggle between political rivals. Robin Waterfield paints a vivid picture of the reality of the ancient Olympic Games; describes the events in which competitors took part; explores their purpose, rituals and politics; and charts the vicissitudes of their remarkable thousand-year history.

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Genre: History
Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Release: 2018-11-15
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781786691903

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Discusses the people, stadium, and events of the ancient Greek Olympics.

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Author: Jane Bingham
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release: 2009-07-10
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 1442036850

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Presents a history of the ancient Olympics, offering a glimpse into the ancient Greek thoughts on athletics, fitness, and competition.

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Genre: History
Author: Nigel Spivey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2005
File: 273 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192806041

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Humorous, light-hearted approach key periods of history and the dangers faced by people of the time. 8-12 yrs.

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Genre: Greece
Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: Salariya Publishers
Release: 2004
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 1904642063

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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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Between 776 BC and AD 395, the ancient Olympic Games were held every four years. Tracing the mythological and religious origins of the games, this history shows a detailed model of the sports complex and covers the sponsorship and training of the athletes.

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Genre: Greece
Author: Judith Swaddling
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 120 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105114946259

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Genre: Athletes
Author: Koala Books
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0864616058

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Teaching history can be a real challenge - especially if pupils are really struggling with reading or are finding it difficult to get their heads around curriculum concepts. 'Fusion History' has been carefully designed to help overcome these problems.

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Genre: Olympic games (Ancient)
Author: Jane Bingham
Publisher: Raintree
Release: 2014-06-05
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781406285789

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