Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

by Mark Golden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415486726

ISBN-13: 9780415486729

Pub. Date: 09/08/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities.

Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach throughout is comprehensive yet succinct, with key topics,

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Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities.

Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach throughout is comprehensive yet succinct, with key topics, such as athletic festivals, chariot racing, prizes and the role of women receiving more detailed discussion.

Each entry concludes with pointers to the most important sources of information, both ancient and modern. The places mentioned in the text are picked out on a useful map, and a timeline of significant developments and events is also included.

Reliable, enjoyable, and up-to-date, this handy work of reference will suit readers from student level upwards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415486729
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208

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