Athletries: The Untold History of Ancient Greek Women Athletes

Athletries: The Untold History of Ancient Greek Women Athletes


By (author) Anne Reese, By (author) Irini Vallera-Rickerson

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  • Publisher: Nightowl Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 189 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 234mm x 30mm | 785g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Costa Mesa
  • ISBN 10: 0971498407
  • ISBN 13: 9780971498402
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus

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"From women bull-jumping in Minoan Crete and ancient Spartaùwhere girls wrestled in the nude alongside boysùto women competing in full armor in chariot races, this book presents ancient women as much more than sisters, wives, and mothers. Focusing on an area that has long been dominated by men, this book documents womenÆs participation in the ancient Greek world of sports in an effort to reconstruct and present a full and equitable picture of women in history as capable, independent thinkers and valuable contributors to ancient Greek society. Included is a complete list gathered from ancient texts, inscriptions, art, and artifacts of women winners and the festivals and events in which they were victorious."

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