Ancient Greek Athletics download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen G. Miller

Ancient Greek Athletics download free [PDF and Ebook] by Stephen G. Miller year 2006
  • Book name: Ancient Greek Athletics
  • Author: Stephen G. Miller
  • Release date: 2006/5/16
  • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780300115291
  • Rating: 7.68 of 10
  • Votes: 218
  • Review by: Clark Monahan
  • Review rating: 7.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/7
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The earliest Olympic games began more than twenty-five-hundred years ago. What were they like, how were they organized, who participated? Were ancient sports a means of preparing youth for warfare? In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics.Using a wide array of ancient sources, written and visual, and including recent archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He also explores broader themes, including the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. Published in the year the modern Olympic Games return to Athens, this book will be a source of information and enjoyment for anyone interested in the history of athletics and the origins of the world's most famous sporting event.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H39M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, Sports Books, Track & Field Sports, Athletics, Olympic Games, European History
  • Available formats: TXT, LIT, EPUB, WORD, PDF, DOC, TIFF, RB. Compressed in AZW, 7Z, ZIP, CBZ, RAR, TBZ2, CBR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x16.51mm
  • Weight: 635g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: United States
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