Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece: A Sourcebook with Translations

Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece: A Sourcebook with Translations


By (author) Waldo E. Sweet, Foreword by Erich Segal

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 302 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 225mm x 25mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 26 November 1987
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195041267
  • ISBN 13: 9780195041262
  • Illustrations note: halftone plates, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 1,329,995

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Throught the accounts of ancient authors, the author examines the athletic events of the ancient Olympics, other sport events, women in sports, athletic clothing, and accounts of famous athletes. The last section of the book contains original sources form six different ancient sport authorities.

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'This lively and energetic book well matches its subject matter. The sources are excellent - plainly and vigorously translated, meticulously ascribed, and presented with a full and critical commentary. A vast range is used, much of it unfamiliar. This book will prove a delight alike to specialists and non-specialists ... I would like to see such source book appear on every aspect of Greek and Roman life. Professor Sweet has set a fine example.' Jennifer Gibbon, Highbury Fields School. JACT Review