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A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner

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A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics
Title
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Neil Faulkner
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Language
eng
Summary
What was it like to attend the Olympics in 388 B.C.? Would the experience resemble Olympic festivals as we celebrate them today? This 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 volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner
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A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1nq82q
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basics -- Finding your way around -- Myths -- History -- Management -- The athletes -- The programme
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160291
Level of compression
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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