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A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback)

Ancient History > Ancient Greece & the Hellenistic World

Imprint: Yale University Press
Pages: 263
Illustrations: b/w illus
ISBN: 9780300159073
Published: 31st December 2012
Casemate UK Academic


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Written in the style of a modern travel guide, Neil Faulkner here provides a light-hearted, but informative introduction to the ancient Olympics, bringing to life all of the sights and smells of the games. As well as describing the events themselves he looks at the religious aspects of the games, and also the more practical dimension, painting a picture of a vast unsanitary tent city, alive with hedonism, politics and poetry.

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