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Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece

A Sourcebook with Translations

Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece by Waldo E. Sweet
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Aimed at readers of all levels--from student to classics buff to serious scholars--this sourcebook looks at sport and recreation in ancient Greece through translated accounts of ancient Greek and Latin authors. It examines such diversions as the ancient Olympic Games, athletic clothing, women in sports, dining, dancing, and fishing. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece offers a wide range of topics geared to students' interests, new translations into readable English that facilitate their introduction to the subject, and a rich assortment of illustrations. The questions following each translation help students understand the passages, while the presentation of contradictory evidence challenges them to evaluate different points of view, both in the study of ancient culture and in their own daily lives. Successfully tested in college classrooms for a ten years, this book provides an excellent springboard for the study of ancient Greek history, classical literature, or sports history.
Oxford University Press; October 1987
300 pages; ISBN 9780195364835
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Title: Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece
Author: Waldo E. Sweet; Erich Segal
 
ISBNs
019536483X
9780195041262
9780195364835