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Sport in ancient times

Author: Nigel B Crowther
Publisher: Westport : Praeger, 2007.
Series: Praeger series on the ancient world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the role of sport as practiced in several important civilisations in the ancient world. This book explores how athletics had an importance that extended beyond physical prowess to include  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel B Crowther
ISBN: 9780275987398 0275987396
OCLC Number: 602792100
Notes: Contains: The Far East: China, Japan, and Korea -- The Middle East (excluding Egypt) -- Egypt at the time of the pharaohs -- Minoan civilization -- Mycenae and Homer -- The ancient Olympic Games -- Ancient Greek athletics -- The Etruscans in ancient Italy -- Roman games and Greek athletics -- Roman recreations and physical fitness -- Recreational areas in Rome: the baths and Campus Martius -- Roman gladiators -- Roman chariot racing -- The Byzantine empire -- Three sporting heroes of the ancient world -- Women and sport: Atalanta and the "gladiator girl"--Greco-Roman ball games and team sports -- Mesoamerican ball games.
Description: 183 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Series Title: Praeger series on the ancient world
Responsibility: Nigel B. Crowther.
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