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Sport in Classic Times

By Butler, Alfred Joshua

Los Angeles: W. Kaufmann, 1975. Not the athletic sports of the Olympics, but field sports - a survey of hunting and fishing in ancient Greece and Rome."As might be expected, hunting and fishing are the two main themes of the book, though some space is devoted to fowling and other sports. It will certainly surprise many readers to learn how highly developed were the care of horses and hounds, the choice of breed, and the rules of the hunt, and how remarkably near the ancients were to modern ways in much of their practise." (" 213p. illus. maps on endpapers. Usual library marks, and ffep missing, but otherwise clean and neat. Spine of dj sun faded.. Hardcover. Good/Good. Ex-Library.

$17.50

1o Pankosmio Protathleme Athletismo Ephevon-Neanidon Athens '86 /1st World Junior Athletics Championships, Athens '86 /1ers Championats du monde juniors d'athletisme '86

By Theodorakopoulos, John [ed]

Athens: PEP '86, 1986. 1o Pankosmio Protathleme Athletismo Ephevon-Neanidon Athens '86 /1st World Junior Athletics Championships, Athens '86 /1ers Championats du monde juniors d'athletisme '86 Text in Greek English and French 32p. illus [ Worldcat lists no copy in US]. First Thus.. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

$20.00

The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece
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The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

By Yalouris, Nikolaos (Ed)

Athens: Ekdotike Athenon, 1982. Wonderfully illustrated, comprehensive survey of the ancient games - essays by a number of experts originally published in Greek 1976 as "He Historia ton Olympiakon Agon" 302p. bibliography.index. Reprint.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$45.00

Ancient Greek Athletics
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Ancient Greek Athletics

By Miller, Stephen G

New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2004. The earliest Olympic games began more than twenty-five-hundred years ago. What were they like, how were they organized, who participated? 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. Using a wide array of ancient sources, written and visual, and including recent archaeological discoveries, Stephen Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He also explores broader themes, including the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. A source of information and enjoyment for anyone interested in the history of athletics and the origins of the world's most famous sporting event. Using a broad array of sources, Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He explores the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. 275p. illus.. Original Wraps. Fine.

$25.00

The Ancient Olympic Games
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The Ancient Olympic Games

By Swaddling, Judith

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1984. " .a guide to the ancient Games, Judith Swaddling traces their mythological and religious origins, and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. " 80p. illus bibliography . Ownership marks, else fine. 1st US Ed... Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Report of the Twelfth Session of the International Olympic Academy at Olympia. (July 1972)

By International Olympic Academy

Athens: Hellenic Olympic Committee,, 1972. Proceedings, lectures and event. list of participants 12-30th. July 1972. 301p. illus (B & W). First Printing.. Laminated Softcover. Near Fine.

$65.00

Athletics of the Ancient World

By Gardiner, Edward Norman

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. First published in 1930, reprinted 1967 from corrected sheets of the first edition. 246p.illus. bibliography.index. Clean crisp copy, owner's name on ffep, else fine. Reprint. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket.

$50.00

The Ancient Olympics
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The Ancient Olympics

By Spivey, Nigel

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. "This is the first time that the long history of the Olympic institution has been traced with reference to social behaviour, sexual habits, and the aesthetic ideals of Classical antiquity. Were there any direct links between athletics and military training? Why did Greek athletes compete in the nude? How did the Romans change the games? The mythology and archaeology of Olympia is also explored, revealing the ways in which the Greeks elevated sporting prowess to heroic status - and a mode of divine gratification." 296p. illus ( B & W) bibliography.index. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. New/New.

$27.50

Ancient Greek Athletics
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Ancient Greek Athletics

By Miller, Stephen G

New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2004. Using a broad array of sources, Miller reconstructs ancient Greek athletic festivals and the details of specific athletic events. He explores the role of women in ancient athletics, the place of amateurism, and the relationship between athletic events and social and political life. Uncorrected Proof. 275p. illus.. ARC/Advance Reading Copy.. Original Wraps. Fine.

$25.00

Greece 1987

By National Tourist Organization of Greece (NTOG / EOT)

Athens: NTOG, 1986. Book about Greece for tourists issued annually by the NTOG - beautifully illustrated with maps and travel information. Articles on Sport in Greece (pp-160-181) and on Athens (pp 182-203). 1st Greek Edition.. Printer Wrapper. Very Good.

$12.00

The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning

By Hansen, Joseph

New York: Viking. 1990. First Edition. Inscribed By Author Very fine in dust jacket. .

$45.00

Greek Olympic Medalists from Athens 1896 to Sidney 2000

By Malouchos, Geroge & Karalis, George

Athens: Athens 04, 2004. Relates. with many illustrations.the story of Greek participation and lists Greek winners in the modern Olympic Games. 136p, illus (some col) index. 1st Greek Ed... Original Wraps. New.

$50.00

Sport in Classic Times

By Butler, Alfred Joshua

Los Angeles: W. Kaufmann, 1975. Not the athletic sports of the Olympics, but field sports - a survey of hunting and fishing in ancient Greece and Rome."As might be expected, hunting and fishing are the two main themes of the book, though some space is devoted to fowling and other sports. It will certainly surprise many readers to learn how highly developed were the care of horses and hounds, the choice of breed, and the rules of the hunt, and how remarkably near the ancients were to modern ways in much of their practise." (" 213p. illus. maps on endpapers. Usual library marks, and ffep missing, but otherwise clean and neat. Spine of dj sun faded.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

$25.00

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

By Glubok, Shirley; Tamarin, Alfred

New York: HarperCollins, 1976. Illustrated survey of the original Olympic games (for grades 5-9) 116p. illus. chronology index. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Ancient Greek Athletics : Myths, History and Culture

By Varvitsiotis, Orestes G

Athens: In Tempo, 2004. " Although the book gives a detailed history of the Olympian Games and describes the organization, rules and kind of events that took place during the eleven centuries of their life, Varvitsiotes' book gives greater emphasis to the cultural aspects of athletics in ancient Greece, and how athletics influenced the Greeks' overall culture and, they in turn, were influenced by it. " 143p. illus bibliography.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece). 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Ancient Greek Athletics : Myths, History and Culture

By Varvitsiotis, Orestes G

Athens: In Tempo, 2004. " Although the book gives a detailed history of the Olympian Games and describes the organization, rules and kind of events that took place during the eleven centuries of their life, Varvitsiotes' book gives greater emphasis to the cultural aspects of athletics in ancient Greece, and how athletics influenced the Greeks' overall culture and, they in turn, were influenced by it. " 143p. illus bibliography.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece). 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Ancient Greek Athletics : Myths, History and Culture

By Varvitsiotis, Orestes G

Athens: In Tempo, 2004. " Although the book gives a detailed history of the Olympian Games and describes the organization, rules and kind of events that took place during the eleven centuries of their life, Varvitsiotes' book gives greater emphasis to the cultural aspects of athletics in ancient Greece, and how athletics influenced the Greeks' overall culture and, they in turn, were influenced by it. " 143p. illus bibliography.(New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece). 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00