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Author Sinn, Ulrich.

Title Olympia : cult, sport, and ancient festival / Ulrich Sinn ; translated from the German by Thomas Thornton.

Imprint Princeton, NJ : M. Wiener, 2000.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.4830938 Si65o    ---  Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description viii, 149 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-139) and index.
Contents The battles for Olympia -- The origins -- The oracle -- Coming home for the Olympics -- The athletes -- The Olympic competition -- Philosophers against athletes -- The birth of an Olympic idea -- Temple and altar -- The theater -- Preparation and training -- Ancient tourism between the festivals -- The Olympic village -- The gymnasium and art exhibits -- Alexander the Great and other benefactors -- Thirst for Olympia -- Emperor Nero at Olympia -- An honorable end.
Subject Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Archaeology -- Greece.
ISBN 1558762396 (hc : alk. paper)
155876240X (pb : alk. paper)

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