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Athletics of the ancient world

E. Norman Gardiner

Athletics of the ancient world

by E. Norman Gardiner

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


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Athletics of the Ancient World by Stephen G Miller (Designer), E Norman Gardiner starting at $ Athletics of the Ancient World has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun. A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function of competition and violent games in ancient society; on 4/5(1).

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In order to find the origins of the Athletics we would have to go very far back in history because Athletics is one of the world’s oldest sporting events. In fact, Olympic Games as we know it today developed from the ancient track and field events that very being held in Ancient Greece. However, some historians trace the origins of the.   "The book provides an excellent view of ancient societies through their principal combat sports—boxing, wrestling, and the pankration, a combination of the two plus kicking Poliakoff gives us a clear and accurate picture of the nature, use, and meaning of combat sports in ancient times.


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Athletics of the ancient world [E. Norman Gardiner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Athletics in the Ancient World gives a great overview of ancient Greek athletics and draws some comparisons with ancient Rome, ancient Egypt, and modern day (being the s and s).

The book has wonderful descriptions of ancient sports and talks about what we know, how we know it, and what some of the remaining mysteries are/5. About the Author. Zahra Newby is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at University of Warwick. She is the author of articles on athletics, sport and art in the ancient world and of Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue ().Cited by:   According to the Times (London) Literary Supplement, the book "should command the attention not only of classical scholars but of all who are interested in athletics for their own sake; and for.

THE story of ancient athletics is the story of Greek athletics. The Greeks, as far as we know, were the only truly athletic nation of antiquity.

To them we owe the word 'athlete' and the ideal that it : E. Norman Gardiner. In Athletics in the Ancient World, author Zahra Newby portrays athletics as integral to ancient culture, primarily ancient Greek culture.

She describes how athletics influenced facets of ancient social life, including education and warfare. The book is divided into 16 short chapters. This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue.

It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and by:   Athletics of the ancient world by Gardiner, E. Norman (Edward Norman), Pages:   This comprehensive text focuses mostly on athletics in classical Greece and Rome, emphasizing the relationship between athletics and religion, art, and education.

Also discussed are such events as throwing the discus and javelin, the pentathlon, the stadium and the foot-race, jumping, wrestling, boxing, ball play, and a Greek athletic festival. black-and. The meaning of athletics --Sports of the ancient east --Athletics in Homer --Athletics and religion --Athletics and art --Athletics and education --professionalism --Roman sports --The stadium and the foot-race --Jumping --Throwing diskos --Throwing javelin --THe pentathlon --wrestling --Boxing --The pankration --A Greek athletic festival --Ball play.

This book offers an introduction to the many forms that athletics took in the ancient world, and to the sources of evidence by which we can study it. As well as looking at the role of athletics in archaic and classical Greece, it also covers the less-explored periods of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gardiner, E. Norman (Edward Norman), Athletics of the ancient world. Chicago: Ares, Author Name Gardiner, E.

Norman; (Steven G. Miller, Preface). Title ATHLETICS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD. Binding Softcover. Book Condition Very Good. Publisher Chicago Ares Publishers Inc. ISBN Number / Seller ID   This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue.

It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and by: The meaning of ahtletics --Sports of the ancient east --Athletics in Homer --Athletics and religion --Athletics and art --Athletics and education --Professionalism --Roman sports --The stadium and the foot-race --Jumping --Throwing the diskos --Throwing the javelin --The pentathlon --Wrestling --Boxing --the pankration --A Greek athletic festival --Ball play.

Were ancient sports a means of preparing youth for warfare. In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics.

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This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue.

It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia.Were ancient sports a means of preparing youth for warfare? In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics.5/5(1).