The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years

The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years

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The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years by M. I. Finley, H. W. Pleket

One thousand years of the ancient Olympics in a single "authoritative" (The New Yorker) volume

A definitive survey of the Olympic games, from 776 B.C. to 261 A.D. Finley and Pleket transport readers back to the eighth century B.C., to explain in absorbing detail the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. The authors also detail the similarities and dissimilarities between the ancient and modern games.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670524068
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 06/14/1976
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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