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Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World
     

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

by David Phillips (Editor)
 

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How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? This collection of fifteen new studies from an international cast took its inspiration from the exceptional Sydney Olympics of 2000. The focus here is on the ancient world, but additionally there is a sophisticated look at how Greek artefacts linked with

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How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? This collection of fifteen new studies from an international cast took its inspiration from the exceptional Sydney Olympics of 2000. The focus here is on the ancient world, but additionally there is a sophisticated look at how Greek artefacts linked with sport can best be presented to the modern world.

Editorial Reviews

Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2006 - Thomas Heine Nielsen
...every Hellenist interested in sports and festivals will find something of value in this...fine collection of papers.
Kathimerini - John Ross
From its well-chosen title to its thorough index, this highly informative? work details numerous aspects of the Ancient Games...It can appeal to the general reader looking for a challenge or merely checking for information.?
Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge - Robin Osborne
It will become a basic reference work for a wide range of university courses.
Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg - Mark Golden
A very good book indeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905125524
Publisher:
Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date:
09/12/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x (d)

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