The Panatheniac Games

The Panatheniac Games : Proceedings of an International Conference Held at the University of Athens, May 11-12, 2004

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The papers in this volume were presented at an international conference organised in Athens (May 11-14, 2004) and focus on the study of the Panathenaic Games, a Panhellenic athletic event that lasted for nearly a millennium. An international assembly of archaeologists, art historians, ancient historians, epigraphists and classical scholars contributed to the discussion of the origins and the historical development of the Panathenaic Games in general and of individual contests in particular. The role of royal and other patrons in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, as well as the form and meaning of victory dedications and other monuments generated by the games were also examined, making this a truly interdisciplinary study into this fascinating event. Two papers are in Greek.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 205.7 x 299.7 x 15.2mm | 884.52g
  • Oxbow Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8p col pls
  • 1842172212
  • 9781842172216
  • 1,077,998

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A handsome, well-illustrated, large-format volume of the proceeding, mostly in English, of a conference held in Athens in 2004 in connection with the modern Olympics.'--Gocha Tsetskhladze"Ancient West & East" (01/01/0001)show more