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Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympic Games - rev edition

Ancient Olympic Games - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780292718937

ISBN10: 0292718934

Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling - ISBN 9780292718937
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Published: 2008
International: No
Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling - ISBN 9780292718937

ISBN13: 9780292718937

ISBN10: 0292718934

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 08

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Summary

In this revised and enlarged edition of her guide to the ancient Games, Judith Swaddling traces their mythological and religious origins and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. A large, detailed model based on modern research and excavation reconstructs 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. New chapters cover the diet and medical treatment of athletes, sponsorship, patronage and propaganda and revivals of the Games.