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A Brief History of the Olympic Games

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Beschreibung

For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence.
Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.

David C. Young is Professor of Classics at the University of Florida and author of the acclaimed The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival (1996). His Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (1984) won the Book of the Year award from the North American Society of Sports Historians. He translated the Words of Pindar which were read out at the closing ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Autorentext
David C. Young is Professor of Classics at the University of Florida and author of the acclaimed The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival (1996). His Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (1984) won the Book of the Year award from the North American Society of Sports Historians. He translated the Words of Pindar which were read out at the closing ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Inhalt

List of Figures ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Beginnings and Evidence 12

3 Athletic Events 24

4 Combat and Equestrian Events 38

5 Zeus Country 52

6 Pindar and Immortality 67

7 Body, Mind, and Greek Athletics 80

8 Questions of Profit and Social Class 92

9 The Athletes 102

10 Women and Greek Athletics 113

11 Between the Greek and Roman Worlds 122

12 The Later Centuries of Olympia 130

13 The Origin and Authenticity of the Modern Olympic Games 138

Appendix A: Chronology and Schedule of the Athletic Circuit 158

Appendix B: Technical Note on Discus and Long Jump 161

Appendix C: Modern Issues: The Marathon and Torch Relay 165

Notes 170

Glossary 175

Bibliography 177

Index 181

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Brief History of the Olympic Games
Autor:
EAN: 9780470777756
ISBN: 978-0-470-77775-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Altertum
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Veröffentlichung: 15.04.2008
Jahr: 2008
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.2 MB