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    Hysplex: The Starting Mechanism in Ancient Stadia - A Contribution to Ancient Greek Technology (University of California Publications) (Paperback) By (author) Panos Valavanis, Translated by Stephen G. Miller

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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Hysplex
    Subtitle
    The Starting Mechanism in Ancient Stadia - A Contribution to Ancient Greek Technology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Panos Valavanis, Translated by Stephen G. Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520098299
    ISBN 10: 0520098293
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24460
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A09203000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 796.06838
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 796/.06/838
    LC classification: GV413 .V35 1999
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHT, SHB
    Illustrations note
    72 b/w photographs, 57 line illustrations
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    28 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley