The Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Richard Woff
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195215816
File Size: 75,30 MB
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Describes the history, traditions, and competitive events connected with the Olympic games held in ancient Greece and compares the ancient athletic events to those of the modern Olympics.

The Ancient Olympic Games

Author: Judith Swaddling
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292777514
File Size: 23,99 MB
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For over one thousand years between 776 B.C. and A.D. 395, princes, statesmen, and famous athletes gathered every four years at Olympia in western Greece to compete for the olive crowns of the ancient Olympic Games. Judith Swaddling traces the mythological and religious origins of the games and describes the events, religious ceremony, and celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. The book also features a large, detailed model of the site of ancient Olympia, where, alongside religious and civic buildings, there grew an elaborate sports complex with a stadium for 40,000 spectators, indoor and outdoor training facilities, hot and cold baths, a swimming pool, and a race course. For this revised edition, three new chapters have been added, covering the diet and medical treatment of athletes; sponsorship, patronage, and propaganda; and revivals of the games. Superbly illustrated with vases, sculpture, and other works of ancient art, and with new views of the site, the new edition of this indispensable account of Ancient Olympia and the games now includes color reproduction for over half the illustrations, as well as many additional pictures.

Avoid Entering The Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Michael Ford
Editor: Salariya Publishers
ISBN: 9781904642060
File Size: 13,52 MB
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Humorous, light-hearted approach key periods of history and the dangers faced by people of the time. 8-12 yrs.


Author: Robin Waterfield
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786691906
File Size: 18,56 MB
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In the northwestern corner of the great peninsula of the Peloponnese, close to the meeting point of the Cladeus and Alpheus rivers, lies a peaceful river valley overlooked by the steep-sided Hill of Cronus. Here, between the eighth century BCE and the fourth century CE, rival athletes competed for glory in the ancient Olympic Games. Every four years, and from every corner of the Mediterranean world – from Samos to Syracuse and from Sparta to Smyrna – they descended on this quiet corner of southern Greece sacred to Zeus, seeking to excel in disciplines as diverse as sprinting, boxing, wrestling, trumpet blowing and chariot and mulecart racing. The victors of these ancient games may have been awarded crowns of olive leaves in recognition of their achievements, but these original Olympics were no idealistic celebration of the classical aesthetic of grace and beauty shared by all of the participating Greek city-states, but often a bitterly contested struggle between political rivals. Robin Waterfield paints a vivid picture of the reality of the ancient Olympic Games; describes the events in which competitors took part; explores their purpose, rituals and politics; and charts the vicissitudes of their remarkable thousand-year history.

You Wouldn T Want To Be In The Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Michael Ford
Editor: The Salariya Book Company
ISBN: 1910184675
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You are a young boy in the city-state of Athens at the height of the Ancient Greek civilisation. Following several years in one of the city's schools, your father wants you to prove yourself at the most famous athletic competition of all – the Olympics. This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally-involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like competing in the ancient Greek Olympics. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers. It is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.

All About The Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Jane Bingham
Editor: Raintree
ISBN: 1406285854
File Size: 66,94 MB
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This book takes a fun, age-appropriate look at Henry VIII and his six wives, as well as the lasting legacy of the changes that occurred during Henry's reign and some of the many people who lost their heads along the way. Topics covered include Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, subsequent divorce and the establishment of the Church of England, and the fate of the five wives that followed Catherine.

The Ancient Olympics

Author: Nigel Spivey
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191655414
File Size: 25,69 MB
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The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means. Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors won kudos and rewards, and losers faced scorn and even assault. Victory was almost worth dying for, and a number of athletes did just that. Many more resorted to cheating and bribery. Contested always bitterly and often bloodily, the ancient Olympics were not an idealistic celebration of unity, but a clash of military powers in an arena not far removed from the battlefield.

Power Games

Author: David Stuttard
ISBN: 9780714122724
File Size: 23,91 MB
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Power; the power of the gods; the power of Greek cities; the power of the human body: all these were celebrated at the ancient Olympic Games. Ancient Olympia symbolized excellence and supremacy in every sense of the word, not only athletic, but also political. Every four years, this international festival carefully timed to coincide with the August full moon drew the strongest and fastest athletic champions, hoping to win glory for their city-state. With them came the ruling elite, equally intent on displaying their citys power and prestige by excelling at the Games. After the athletic contests, Olympia also served as the ideal forum for political parleys and alliances. This absorbing narrative, told from a spectators viewpoint, revolves around the Games of 416 BC a turning point in Greek politics when a cold war between Athens and other major cities was about to erupt into bloody fighting. The reader vividly experiences what it was like to be there, to witness the rituals, official banquets, bloody contests, victory celebrations and subsequent political parleys.

The Olympic Games In Ancient Greece

ISBN: 9789602134054
File Size: 73,70 MB
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Avoid Being Entered In The Ancient Greek Olympics

Author: Koala Books
ISBN: 9780864616050
File Size: 47,94 MB
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Ancient Greece And The Olympics

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307975282
File Size: 33,64 MB
Format: PDF
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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!

The Program And Schedule Of The Ancient Olympic Games

Author: Hugh M. Lee
File Size: 71,21 MB
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Ancient Olympic Games

Author: Haydn Middleton
Editor: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780431191638
File Size: 16,82 MB
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Describes the origins, sports, other events, and end of the ancient Olympic games.

1000 Years Of The Olympic Games

Author: Terry Measham
Editor: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
File Size: 78,58 MB
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The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC and ran for over 1000 years, waning during the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity. The ancient games were imbued with a sacred significance. This book brings together some of the objects associated with these ancient games, including sculptures, grave markers, ceramic vases and sporting equipment. These objects originate from a broad geographical area, falling at one time or another into the Greek sphere. Despite their diversity of styles the objects remain connected by a group of uniting factors. They all relate to the theme of sport, most have a religious rather than secular significance and they all stand as rare examples of their kind.

The First Olympics Of Ancient Greece

Author: Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1496659767
File Size: 21,80 MB
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In ancient Greece different city-states often fought one another in deadly battles. But every four years the Greeks set aside their differences to honor the gods and compete peacefully in the Olympic Games. Learn all about the athletes, competitions, and religious ceremonies of the ancient Olympics.

The Ancient Olympic Games

Author: Jhonny Núñez
Editor: Wayland
ISBN: 9781526310095
File Size: 47,96 MB
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Travel back in time to Ancient Greece to discover the origins of the Olympic Games. Bright, bold and dynamic artwork bring to life the origins of the Olympic Games. Find out about the legend behind the games, the original events and the excitement that filled Olympia during the Olympic Festival. See how the competitors used to train and learn about each of the original events that took place, including chariot racing, wrestling, the discuss, javelin and boxing. Get the Olympic buzz from all the excitement of the hippodrome, Olympic ceremonies and celebrations, and learn about the importance of the Heraia - the competition for women organised by women. This book provides a brilliant and striking introduction to the Ancient Olympics for children aged 7+.

A Visitor S Guide To The Ancient Olympics

Author: Neil Faulkner
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300160291
File Size: 45,84 MB
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The essential handbook for the 21st-century citizen seeking a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics. Travel back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. Enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn’t do during five thrilling days in August, 388 B.C. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade—and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports—wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia. “Splendidly captures the excitement, the razzmatazz, the intensity, glamour and squalor of the ancient Olympics. Packed with anecdotes and intriguing facts, the careful scholarship behind this wonderful little book is presented with gusto.”—Philip Matyszak, author of Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day “Ultimately the ancient Olympics were more of an epic frat party full of booze and sex than a prestigious sporting competition, and Faulkner paints that picture well.”—Moira E. McLaughlin, The Washington Post

Sport And Society In Ancient Greece

Author: Mark Golden
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521497909
File Size: 29,10 MB
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A concise introduction to ancient Greek sport.

Let S Have Our Own Ancient Greek Olympic Games

Author: Meredith Curtis
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540798404
File Size: 30,22 MB
Format: PDF
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Learn History the Fun Way-with Ancient Greek Olympic Games. What could be more fun than competing with other families, or friends, while you reenact Classical Greece with competitions, prizes, and fun? You might want to name your teams after Greek city-states like we did. Does the thought of setting up and running Olympic Games overwhelm you? Don't worry about a thing. Laura and Meredith have enjoyed Ancient Greek Olympic Games with their own children and homeschool co-op. They will walk you step-by-step through the process of planning and hosting your own historical event. This book contains information on the original Olympic Games held at Mount Olympia near Elis, including information on the different events. Merey and Laura give you suggestions for serious competitive events, as well as not-so-serious events that will have everyone laughing. The planning process is broken down to sizeable portions with suggestions on how to set up a field. This will make a great addition to your study of Ancient History, or a great finale to a related unit study. Here are the chapters in Let's Have Our Own Ancient Greek Olympic Games: Our Olympic Games The Ancient Olympic Games Let's Plan the Games Set Up the Field The Itinerary Resources for Studying the Ancient Greece History should be Fun!"

Games And Sanctuaries In Ancient Greece

Author: Panos Valavanēs
Editor: J. Paul Getty Museum
File Size: 15,79 MB
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As religious rituals, rites of passage, and celebrations of the body, athletics were deeply woven into the fabric of ancient Greek life. Modeled after physical exercises and competitions that existed in earlier Near Eastern cultures, hundreds of athletic contests were held throughout the ancient Greek world. In the eighth century B.C., the games held at Olympia began to surpass all others in their fame and glory and gave rise to a sporting tradition that engages and enthralls the world to this day. Published to coincide with the return of the Olympics to Greece in 2004, this thoroughly researched book studies sport in ancient Greece over a span of a millennium and a half-from the earliest mentions of athletics in Homer's Iliad and other literary sources, through the Classical age, and into the Hellenistic, Roman, and late antique periods. With more than five hundred illustrations, the book tours the monumental stadiums, bathhouses, temples, and other structures built to host the athletic events and to house the wealth of art created to pay tribute to the athletes, gods, and heroes of the games.