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Ancient Greek athletics /

Main Author: Miller, Stephen G.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The world of Greek athletics
  • The origins of Greek athletics
  • The crown competitions: the events at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Isthmia
  • The sites of the crown competitions
  • The Olympic games, 300 B.C.: a reconstruction of a festival
  • The money games at Epidauros, Athens, Larissa, and Sparta
  • Women and athletics
  • Athletes and heroes
  • Sport and recreation
  • Training: the world of the gymnasion and the palaistra
  • Athletics as entertainment in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Professionals and amateurs
  • Politics and the games
  • Athletics and society
  • Arete.