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    DescriptionThis book is a comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts. This book offers a fresh perspective on works by familiar writers such as Diodorus Siculus and a sense of the potential importance of less-well-known authors such as Phlegon of Tralleis.


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    Title
    Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Christesen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107410695
    ISBN 10: 110741069X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: WSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 796.48
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    DC23: 796.48
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, SCBB, SCX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1QBA
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    As a work of scholarship, the book is impressively thorough...For a student or scholar who ishes to wade into the murky waters of ancient chronography, Christesen provides a challenging, but on the whole useful, guide." --New England Classical Journal
    Table of contents
    1. An introduction to Olympic victor lists; 2. Hippias of Elis and the first Olympic victor list; 3. Olympionikon Anangraphai and standard catalogs of Olympic victors; 4. Olympiad chronographies; 5. Olympiad chronicles; 6. Conclusion.