Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World pdf epub fb2

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World by David Phillips, David Pritchard pdf epub fb2

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World Author: David Phillips, David Pritchard
Title: Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World
ISBN: 1905125526
ISBN13: 978-1905125524
Other Formats: rtf lit lrf docx
Pages: 416 pages
Publisher: The Classical Press of Wales; Reprint edition (October 15, 2011)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1407 kb
Size EPUB version: 1369 kb
Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations




First launched at the time of the Athens Olympics, Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World has become a classic study in its field. The 15 illustrated chapters of this collection not only explore many aspects of the ancient Olympics and the rich programme of competitive festivals in democratic Athens but also the broader religious, social and political contexts in which sport and festival flourished in ancient Greece. The book shows how the values of sport pervaded Greek society and helped to create fundamental practices of ancient Greek democracy.