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Hysplex: The Starting Mechanism in Ancient Stadia - A Contribution to Ancient Greek Technology

Hysplex: The Starting Mechanism in Ancient Stadia - A Contribution to Ancient Greek Technology

Paperback University of California Publications

By (author) Panos Valavanis, Translated by Stephen G. Miller

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 252mm x 13mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 28 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520098293
  • ISBN 13: 9780520098299
  • Illustrations note: 72 b/w photographs, 57 line illustrations

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This is a study of the means of starting foot races in ancient Greek competitions and how a simultaneous start for all competitors was guaranteed. The author's explanation of how starting mechanisms were constructed and operated is based on his examination and analysis of stadium architecture, depictions on Panathenaic amphora, ancient epigraphical and literary texts, and the specialized bibliography on ancient Greek technology. The appendix describes a modern-day reconstruction of a starting mechanism.

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