Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 October 1987

302 Pages | 80 illus.

ISBN: 9780195041262

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Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece

A Sourcebook with Translations

Waldo E. Sweet
Foreword by Erich Segal

Intended for readers at all levels--from student to classics buff to serious scholar--this sourcebook looks at sport and recreation in ancient Greece through vivid new translations of contemporary accounts. Covering such diverse topics as the ancient Olympic games, athletic attire, women in sports, hunting and fishing, and weight lifting, the book provides an excellent springboard for the study of ancient Greek history and classical literature. The book includes study questions after each translated passage and a rich assortment of photographs of ancient art and artifacts depicting players, events, and equipment.