Athletics in the Ancient World

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Author  E. Norman Gardiner
Publisher  Dover Publications
Publication Date   November 20, 2002
ISBN  0486424863
Pages  352

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This comprehensive text focuses mostly on athletics in classical Greece and Rome, emphasizing the relationship between athletics and religion, art, and education. Also discussed are such events as throwing the discus and javelin, the pentathlon, the stadium and the foot-race, jumping, wrestling, boxing, ball play, and a Greek athletic festival. 137 black-and-white illustrations.

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