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A brief history of the Olympic games

Author: David C Young
Publisher: Malden, Mass. Blackwell 2004
Series: Brief histories of the ancient world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This book presents the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Young
ISBN: 1405111291 9781405111294 1405111305 9781405111300
OCLC Number: 845666413
Description: XIV, 184 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten 22 cm
Contents: List of Figures.Preface.1. Introduction.2. Beginnings and Evidence.3. Athletic Events.4. Combat and Equestrian Events.5. Zeus Country.6. Pindar and Immortality.7. Body, Mind, and Greek Athletics.8. Questions of Profit and Social Class.9. The Athletes.10. Women and Greek Athletics.11. Between the Greek and Roman Worlds.12. The Later Centuries of Olympia.13. The Origin and Authenticity of the Modern Olmpu Games.Appendix A: Chornology and Schedule of the Athletic Circuit.Appendix B: Technical Note on Discuss and Long Jump.Appendix C: Modern Issues: The Marathon and Torch Relay.Notes.Glossary.Bibliography.Index.
Series Title: Brief histories of the ancient world
Responsibility: David C. Young
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"David Young is one of the world's foremost experts on the Olympic Games, and this book contains many interesting details that have remained in the deep shadows of history much too long. An excellent Read more...

 
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