The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,130,202 members ⚫ 1,348,641 ebooks

New to

Learn more

A Brief History of the Olympic Games

A Brief History of the Olympic Games by David C. Young
Buy this eBook
US$ 127.95 US$ 115.16
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.

Wiley; April 2008
202 pages; ISBN 9780470777756
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: A Brief History of the Olympic Games
Author: David C. Young
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found
More History