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Author Young, David C.

Title A brief history of the Olympic games / David C. Young
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., [2004]


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 MELB  796.48 You/Bho  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 184 pages : illustrations, fasims., maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Brief histories of the ancient world
Brief histories of the ancient world.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Beginnings and evidence -- 3. Athletic events -- 4. Combat and equestrian events -- 5. Zeus country -- 6. Pindar and immortality -- 7. Body, mind, and Greek athletics -- 8. Questions of profit and social class -- 9. The athletes -- 10. Women and Greek athletics -- 11. Between the Greek and Roman worlds -- 12. The later centuries of Olympia -- 13. Origin and authenticity of the modern Olympic games -- App. A. Chronology and schedule of the athletic circuit -- App. B. Technical note on discus and long jump -- App. C. Modern issues : the marathon and torch relay
Summary Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages [177]-180
Subject Olympics -- History.
Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2004001156
ISBN 9781405111294 hardback
1405111305 paperback
1405111291 alkaline paper