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Author Swaddling, Judith.

Title The ancient Olympic Games / Judith Swaddling
Edition Third edition
Published London : British Museum Press, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  796.4809014 Swa/Aog 2004  AVAILABLE
Description 120 pages : illustrations, (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword / The Princess Royal -- 1. The Olympic Games : where and why? -- 2. The site -- 3. Records and regulations -- 4. Preparations and training -- 5. The programme -- 6. The events -- 7. Prize-giving and celebrations -- 8. Politics, scandal and propaganda -- 9. Death and rebirth -- 10. The Olympic Games since 1896
Summary "In this revised and enlarged edition of her indispensable guide to the ancient Games, Judith Swaddling traces their mythological and religious origins, and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival." "The last additional chapter on the modern Games is written in collaboration with Stewart Binns, an expert in this field who has worked closely with the International Olympic Committe over many years."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography, pages 115-116
Subject Olympic games (Ancient)
Author British Museum.
ISBN 0714122505