The Resource The ancient Olympics, Nigel Spivey

The ancient Olympics, Nigel Spivey

Label
The ancient Olympics
Title
The ancient Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Spivey
Title variation
History
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first time that the long history of the Olympic institution has been traced with reference to social behaviour, sexual habits, and the aesthetic ideals of Classical antiquity. Were there any direct links between athletics and military training? Why did Greek athletes compete in the nude? How did the Romans change the games? The mythology and archaeology of Olympia is also explored, revealing the ways in which the Greeks elevated sporting prowess to heroic status - and a mode of divine gratification."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV23
LC item number
.S69 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
Label
The ancient Olympics, Nigel Spivey
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, p. 252-264
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. 'War minus the shooting' -- 2. In training for beautiful goodness -- 3. The programme of agony -- 4. Sweet victory -- 5. The politics of contest -- 6. Olympia : the origins -- 7. Olympia : the afterlife
Control code
000025393108
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 273 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192806048
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004046147
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b21303654
System control number
  • 25393108lt
  • (OCoLC)54803700

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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