Athletics in the Ancient World


Book Details

Author  E. Norman Gardiner
Publisher  Dover Publications
Publication Date   June 11, 2012
Pages  352


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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