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Author: Waldo E Sweet
Publisher: New York : Oxford Univ Press, 1987.
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Aimed at readers of all levels--from student to classics buff to serious scholars--this sourcebook looks at sport and recreation in ancient Greece through translated accounts of ancient Greek and Latin authors. It examines such diversions as the ancient Olympic Games, athletic clothing, women in sports, dining, dancing, and fishing. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece offers a wide range of topics geared to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sweet, Waldo E.
Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece : A Sourcebook with Translations.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Waldo E Sweet
ISBN: 1601296088 9781601296085
OCLC Number: 171570622
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Abbreviations; 1 Introduction to Greek Athletics; 2 Athletics in Homer; 3 Running Events; 4 Pentathlon; 5 Diskos; 6 Jump; 7 Javelin; 8 Scoring the Pentathlon; 9 Combat Sports; 10 Wrestling; 11 Boxing; 12 Pankration; 13 Horse Racing; 14 Ball Playing; 15 Weight Lifting; 16 Miscellaneous Activities and Games; 17 Palestra and Training; 18 Attitudes toward Athletics; 19 Nudity in Greek Athletics; 20 Women in Greek Athletics; 21 Individual Athletes; 22 Walking and Mountaineering; 23 Swimming and Boating; 24 Hunting and Fishing; 25 Music; 26 Dance; 27 Theater; 28 Dining; 29 Pindar.

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Aimed at readers of all levels--from student to classics buff to serious scholars--this sourcebook looks at sport and recreation in ancient Greece through translated accounts of ancient Greek and Latin authors. It examines such diversions as the ancient Olympic Games, athletic clothing, women in sports, dining, dancing, and fishing. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece offers a wide range of topics geared to students' interests, new translations into readable English that facilitate their introduction to the subject, and a rich assortment of illustrations. The questions following each transl.

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