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A brief history of the Olympic games

Author: David C Young
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Series: Brief histories of the ancient world.
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For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved  Read more...
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Young, David C.
Brief history of the Olympic games.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004
(DLC) 2004001156
(OCoLC)54111254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Young
ISBN: 9780470774823 0470774827 9780470777756 0470777753 9781405111294 1405111291 9781405111300 1405111305
OCLC Number: 214281264
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Beginnings and evidence --
Athletic events --
Combat and equestrian events --
Zeus country --
Pindar and immortality --
Body, mind, and Greek athletics --
Questions of profit and social class --
The athletes --
Women and Greek athletics --
Between the Greek and Roman worlds --
The later centuries of Olympia --
The origin and authenticity of the modern Olympic Games --
Appendix A: Chronology and schedule of the athletic circuit --
Appendix B: Technical note on discus and long jump --
Appendix C: Modern issues : the marathon and torch relay.
Series Title: Brief histories of the ancient world.
Responsibility: David C. Young.
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