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Olympia: Sport, Cult and Ancient Festival
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Olympia: Sport, Cult and Ancient Festival

by Ulrich Sinn
 

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This short and timely guide to the archaeology and history of Olympia traces its development into arguably the most famous sanctuary in the Greek world, long before it was a stage for athletes. However, much of the book explores the Olympic competition, and its surrounding festival, which had its origins in the 7th century BC. Sinn also considers the sanctuary's

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This short and timely guide to the archaeology and history of Olympia traces its development into arguably the most famous sanctuary in the Greek world, long before it was a stage for athletes. However, much of the book explores the Olympic competition, and its surrounding festival, which had its origins in the 7th century BC. Sinn also considers the sanctuary's artwork, produced by the finest sculptors of the day, the monuments erected by Alexander the Great and other kings and the relationship between the games and Nero. Includes recent archaeological evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558762404
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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