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A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R409
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A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback, New): Neil Faulkner

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback, New)

Neil Faulkner

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An essential book for the 21st-century citizen who seeks a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics What was it like to attend the Olympics in 388 B.C.? Would the experience resemble Olympic festivals as we celebrate them today? This remarkable book transports us back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. It invites us to enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn't do during five thrilling days in August 2,400 years ago. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade-and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports-wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers readers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Neil Faulkner
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 272
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-15907-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-300-15907-2
Barcode: 9780300159073

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