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A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Wiley Brief Histories of the Ancient World) [Hardcover]

David C. Young
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11 Jun 2004 Wiley Brief Histories of the Ancient World
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.

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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (11 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405111291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405111294
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.3 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,088,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"David Young is one of the world′s foremost experts on the Olympic Games, and this book contains many interesting details that have remained in the deep shadows of history much too long. An excellent read!" Anthony Th. Bijkerk, Secretary–General, International Society of Olympic Historians end!–> "An impressively comprehensive, clear and often vivid survey of the ancient Olympics ... The book is packed with carefully considered interventions in long–standing debates." The Journal of Hellenic Studies

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very focussed textbook 19 Nov 2013
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This is very focussed and doesn't deal much with comparisons to other ancient games. It has a particularly good chapter on modern interest in resurrecting the Olympics.
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