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MILLER, Stephen G. Ancient Greek Athletics. New Haven and London : Yale University Press, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (8),vii-ix,(1),1-288,(4). Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The earliestOlympic Games began more than twenty-five hundred years ago. What were the y like, how were they organized, 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." - from thedustjacket. Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. The World of Greek Athletics; 3. The Origins of Greek Athletics; 4. The Crown Competitions: The Events at O lympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Isthmia; 5. The Sites of the Crown Competitions;6. The Olympic Games, 300 B.C.: A Reconstruction of a Festival; 7. The Mon ey Games at Epidauros, Athens, Larissa, and Sparta; 8. Women and Athletics;9. Athletes and Heroes; 10. Sport and Recreation; 11. Training: The World of the Gymnasion and the Palaistra; 12. Athletics as Entertainment in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods; 13. Professionals and Amateurs; 14. Politics and the Games; 15. Athletics and Society; 16. Arete. With bibliography and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 40.00
Title: Ancient Greek Athletics. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, ISBN:0300100833:
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