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Greek athletics and the Olympics

Author: Alan Beale
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Greece & Rome., Texts and contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The purpose of this new book in the “Greece and Rome: texts and contexts series” is to provide an introduction to Greek athletics and their most important competition at Olympia through a selection of contemporary visual and literary sources.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Beale
ISBN: 9780521138208 0521138205
OCLC Number: 767863403
Description: iv, 196 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Athletics in early Greece and in myth --
Olympia : from myth to history --
Olympia : the site and the festival --
Equestrian events --
The pentathlon --
Track events --
Combat sports --
Athletes --
The Panathenaia --
Ancient Greece and the modern Olympics.
Series Title: Greece & Rome., Texts and contexts.
Responsibility: Alan Beale.
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