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The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games

Author: Tony Perrottet; Lesley Thelander
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
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Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Perrottet, Tony.
Naked Olympics.
New York : Random House, ©2004
(DLC) 2003066728
(OCoLC)53231794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Perrottet; Lesley Thelander
ISBN: 9781588363824 1588363821
OCLC Number: 243800712
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: For the love of Zeus --
The Greek sports craze --
Countdown --
The olympic boot camp --
Trials of the ancient sports fan --
Scenes from the fringe --
Let the games begin --
Blood on the tracks : the chariot race --
The pentathlon --
The victors, the feast --
The sacred slaughter --
No Philistines in the stadium --
To race with immortals --
Javelins into spears --
The forgotten amazons --
Theater of pain : the contact sports --
Bring on the leeches ... --
Last rites.
Responsibility: Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander.
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Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival.

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