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A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner

Label
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics
Title
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Neil Faulkner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A guide to the ancient Olympics features a program of events, transportation options as provided by passenger ferry and ox cart, accommodations, and dining options, all as they would have appeared in 338 BC in the spectacle's early days
  • What was it like to attend the Olympics in 388 B.C.? Would the experience resemble Olympic festivals as we celebrate them today? This book transports us back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. It invites us to enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn't do during five thrilling days in August 2,400 years ago. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade-and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports-wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faulkner, Neil
Dewey number
796.480938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF261.O5
LC item number
F38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympia (Greece : Ancient sanctuary)
  • Olympia (Greece : Ancient sanctuary)
  • Olympia (Greece : Ancient sanctuary)
  • Olympic games (Ancient)
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Olympics
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • Olympic games (Ancient)
  • Olympics
  • Greece
  • Olympic games (Ancient)
  • Olympics
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basics -- Finding your way around -- Myths -- History -- Management -- The athletes -- The programme
Control code
ocn747713183
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780300159073
Lccn
2011035476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300159073
  • (OCoLC)747713183
Label
A visitor's guide to the ancient Olympics, Neil Faulkner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basics -- Finding your way around -- Myths -- History -- Management -- The athletes -- The programme
Control code
ocn747713183
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 p.
Isbn
9780300159073
Lccn
2011035476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300159073
  • (OCoLC)747713183

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