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    DescriptionPresenting a survey of sports in ancient Greece, this work describes ancient sporting events and games. It considers the role of women and amateurs in ancient athletics, and explores the impact of these games on art, literature and politics.

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    Ancient Greek Athletics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen G. Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300115291
    ISBN 10: 0300115296

    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
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Illustrations note
    221 b&w + 71 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Stephen G. Miller, professor of classical archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, directs 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"