Ancient Olympic Games

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What did Nike mean to the ancient Greeks? Which Roman emperor won Olympic prizes for singing and acting? Who became the first Olympic champion? Find the answers to these questions and more as you read about the early Games, from ancient Greece through the Roman Empire.

Surveys the history of the Olympics and explores some of the incidents, controversies, scandals, and tragedies associated with the modern Olympic games.

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Overview

What did Nike mean to the ancient Greeks? Which Roman emperor won Olympic prizes for singing and acting? Who became the first Olympic champion? Find the answers to these questions and more as you read about the early Games, from ancient Greece through the Roman Empire.

Surveys the history of the Olympics and explores some of the incidents, controversies, scandals, and tragedies associated with the modern Olympic games.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
With the 2000 summer Olympic Games eminent, this interesting books enlightens the reader to the spirit, dedication and hard work of the games many participants over the years. Beginning with a brief introduction to the modern Olympic games, the book focuses on the struggles of various individuals as they triumphed over adversity. In no particular order as far as time or place, the book spotlights standouts in running, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, weight lifting, winter sports and some of the colorful personalities that have participated in the games. The layout includes photos of the athletes in a scrapbook-like fashion which should appeal to young readers. A glossary, index and resources for further study are included. This is one in a series of four books about the Olympics. 2000, Reed Educational & Professional Publishing, Ages 7 to 10, $22.79. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger—Children's Literature
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Gr 4-8-With plenty of full-color photographs and reproductions, large print, and ample white space, these attractive titles are certain to be popular with children who are looking for information either to satisfy their own curiosity or as supplementary material to complete a school assignment. All topics are covered in double-page spreads. Ancient Olympic Games gives an overview of the history of the competitions, including the fact that athletes competed in the nude so that there would be no risk of females entering the games. Crises uncovers some of the controversies that have plagued the modern games. Dave Anderson's The Story of the Olympics (Morrow, 1996) and Davida Kristy's Coubertin's Olympics (Lerner, 1995) offer more in-depth accounts. However, Middleton's books will enhance sports collections.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432902629
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: The Olympics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.51 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
The Fastest Men in the World     6
Fabulous Finns     8
Tiny Gymnastic Giants     10
Leaps of the Century     12
Amazing Africans     14
Soccer Stars     16
Repeat Performances     18
Pick of the Pool     20
Supreme Strongmen     22
Yesterday's Superstars     24
Winter Wonders     26
Beyond Belief     28
Glossary     30
Find Out More     31
Index     32
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2001

    THe best book

    This book is great! it provides good information on the Ancient Olympics and everything a high school student will need to write a paper on it!

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