A brief history of the Olympic games

David C. Young

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.

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  • List of Figures. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Beginnings and Evidence. 3. Athletic Events. 4. Combat and Equestrian Events. 5. Zeus Country. 6. Pindar and Immortality. 7. Body, Mind, and Greek Athletics. 8. Questions of Profit and Social Class. 9. The Athletes. 10. Women and Greek Athletics. 11. Between the Greek and Roman Worlds. 12. The Later Centuries of Olympia. 13. The Origin and Authenticity of the Modern Olmpu Games. Appendix A: Chornology and Schedule of the Athletic Circuit. Appendix B: Technical Note on Discuss and Long Jump. Appendix C: Modern Issues: The Marathon and Torch Relay. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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書名 A brief history of the Olympic games
著作者等 Young, David C.
シリーズ名 Brief histories of the ancient world
出版元 Blackwell
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 xiv, 184 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 1405111305
NCID BA67988126
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国