Ancient Greek Athletics

Stephen G. Miller

The earliest Olympic video games all started greater than twenty-five-hundred years in the past. What have been they prefer, how have been they organised, who participated? have been old activities a method of getting ready formative years for war? during this lavishly illustrated ebook, an international specialist on old Greek athletics offers the 1st accomplished advent to the topic, vividly describing historic exercises and video games and exploring their influence on artwork, literature, and politics. utilizing a wide range of old resources, written and visible, and together with fresh archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs historical Greek athletic gala's and the info of particular athletic occasions. He additionally explores broader subject matters, together with the function of girls in old athletics, where of amateurism, and the connection among athletic occasions and social and political lifestyles. released within the 12 months the trendy Olympic video games go back to Athens, this ebook can be a resource of knowledge and pleasure for a person attracted to the background of athletics and the origins of the world's most famed carrying occasion.

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