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The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    The coolest book ever!

    This book is recommended if you're interested in how the Olympic games began. It offers lots of details of how people and atheletes reacted to during the run of the games. It also gives a timeline of the games and a detailed timeline of how the games were performed in 5 days. In addition of good info, the illustrations are cool. I like it very much. Its easy to read, informative, and funny. Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    wonderfully entertaining history

    This is a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek culture, not just sports (the first Olympics included much more than just athletics, so there is a wealth of information on religion, sex, boozing, sightseeing, art, literature -- and great cameos by sports fans like Plato, Sophocles, Herodotus...!) It really brought the whole event to life for me in a way that I hadn't expected -- and the illustrations are excellent, drawn from original vase paintings, to show the long jump, wrestling and something called the pankration, which was an all-in brawl where strangling was encouraged as a way of achieveing victory. A hugely entertaining read -- for anyone interested in the past.

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    Posted August 1, 2012

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