• Ancient Greek Athletics See large image

    Ancient Greek Athletics (Paperback) By (author) Stephen G. Miller

    $26.73 - Save $2.38 (8%) - RRP $29.11 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 4 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionWhat was it like at the opening night of Mozart's "Don Giovanni or "Wagner's "Das Rheingold? "This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas. "A rare and wonderful cultural history."-- Philip Kennicott, "Washington Post ""An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip. . . . This book is readable. Addictively."-- Michael White, "Opera Now ""This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended."-- "Library Journal"


Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Ancient Greek Athletics

    Title
    Ancient Greek Athletics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen G. Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 626 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300115291
    ISBN 10: 0300115296
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    BIC subject category V2: WSK
    LC classification: GV
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 796.0938, 796.09495
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, SHB
    Illustrations note
    221 b&w + 71 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Stephen G. Miller is professor emeritus of classical archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. For 33 years he directed the excavations at Nemea in Greece, one of the major sites of ancient games. He is the author of many books, including Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources.
    Review quote
    "Concise yet comprehensive... the crowning glory of a lifetime's work in the field" James Davidson, Daily Telegraph "Excellently documented and marvellously illustrated" Times Literary Supplement "Miller proves that a good scholar can write clearly and be engaging about specialised research without prostituting scholarship for entertainment." History Today "The finest, most complete, and most useful account of ancient Greek athletics that I have seen." Donald Kagan, author of The Peloponnesian War "Everyone interested in sports will want to own this book, which is a lucid introduction to ancient athletics." Mary Lefkowitz, author of Greek Gods, Human Lives "A beautiful, informative book. Miller... brings the ancient Greek athletic festivals to life." Scientific American "This book will serve as the locus classicus for the history of sport in ancient Greece." Jenifer Neils, Odyssey"