Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History...

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Author  Paul Christesen
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   October 4, 2012
ISBN  110741069X
Pages  600

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This is the first comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts.

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