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Arete : Greek sports from ancient sources

Author: Stephen G Miller
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed.View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Miller
ISBN: 9780520274334 0520274334
OCLC Number: 801597860
Description: xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations Foreword Introduction I. The Earliest Days of Greek Athletics II. Nudity and Equipment III. The Events at a Competition a. Running b. Wrestling c. Boxing d. Pankration e. Pentathlon f. Equestrian g. Herald and Trumpeter h. Music i. Poetry and Prose Composition j. Acting k. Painting IV. Organization of a Panhellenic Festival a. Preparations at the Site b. Preparations of the Athletes c. The Truce d. Preliminaries: Registration and Certification e. Schedule, Heats, and Pairings f. Prohibitions and Penalties g. Officials h. Rewards for Victory V. Local Festivals a. The Panathenaic Games of Athens b. The Eleutheria of Larissa in Thessaly c. The Bomonikai of Sparta VI. The Role of the Games in Society VII. Women in Athletics VIII. Athletes and Heroes IX. Ball playing X. Gymnasion, Athletics, and Education XI. The Spread of Greek Athletics in the Hellenistic Period XII. Greek Athletics in the Roman Period XIII. Amateurism and Professionalism XIV. Nationalism and Internationalism a. Relations between the Panhellenic Sanctuaries b. Relations between City-States and the Panhellenic Sanctuaries c. Relations between City-States at the Panhellenic Sanctuaries XV. Beauty and Reality Appendix: The Olympian and Pythian Programs Select Bibliography Index and Glossary Sources for the Chapter-Opening Sketches
Responsibility: edited by Stephen G. Miller.

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