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Ancient Greek athletics / Stephen G. Miller.

By: Miller, Stephen G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004Description: ix, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0300100833 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Athletics -- History. -- GreeceDDC classification: 796/.09495
Contents:
Introduction -- The world of Greek athletics -- The origins of Greek athletics -- The crown competitions: the events at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Isthmia -- The sites of the crown competitions -- The Olympic games, 300 B.C.: a reconstruction of a festival -- The money games at Epidauros, Athens, Larissa, and Sparta -- Women and athletics -- Athletes and heroes -- Sport and recreation -- Training: the world of the gymnasion and the palaistra -- Athletics as entertainment in the Hellenistic and Roman periods -- Professionals and amateurs -- Politics and the games -- Athletics and society -- Arete.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-275) and indexes.

Introduction -- The world of Greek athletics -- The origins of Greek athletics -- The crown competitions: the events at Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, and Isthmia -- The sites of the crown competitions -- The Olympic games, 300 B.C.: a reconstruction of a festival -- The money games at Epidauros, Athens, Larissa, and Sparta -- Women and athletics -- Athletes and heroes -- Sport and recreation -- Training: the world of the gymnasion and the palaistra -- Athletics as entertainment in the Hellenistic and Roman periods -- Professionals and amateurs -- Politics and the games -- Athletics and society -- Arete.

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