Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

Edward Norman Gardiner

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
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The Olympic games is a striking testimony to the influence which ancient Greece still exercises over the modern world, and to the important place which athletics occupied in the life of the Greeks. Other nations may have given equal attention to the physical education of the young; other nations may have been equally fond of sport; other nations may have produced individual athletes, individual performances equal or superior to those of the Greeks, but nowhere can we find any parallel to the athletic ideal expressed in the art and literature of Greece, or to the extraordinary vitality of her athletic festivals. The growth of this ideal, and the history of the athletic festivals, are the subject of this book.
(Imprint: SNOVA)

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List of Common Abbreviations
PART I. A HISTORY OF GREEK ATHLETICS AND ATHLETIC FESTIVALS FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO 393 A.D.
Chapter 1. IntroductoryChapter 2. Athletics in HomerChapter 3. The Rise of the Athletic FestivalChapter 4. The Age of Athletic Festivals, Sixth Century B.C.Chapter 5. The Age of the Athletic Ideal, 500-440 B.C.Chapter 6. Professionalism and Specialization, 440-338 B.C.Chapter 7. The Decline of Athletics, 338-146 B.C.Chapter 8. Athletics under the RomansChapter 9. The Olympic FestivalChapter 10. The Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean FestivalsChapter 11. The Athletic Festivals of Athens
PART II. THE ATHLETIC EXERCISES OF THE GREEKS
Chapter 12. The StadiumChapter 13. The Foot-RaceChapter 14. The Jump and HalteresChapter 15. Throwing the DiskosChapter 16. Throwing the JavelinChapter 17. The PentathlonChapter 18. Wrestling Chapter 19. BoxingChapter 20. The PankrationChapter 21. The HippodromeChapter 22. The Gymnasium and the PalaestraBIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
INDEX OF GREEK WORDS

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