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Ancient Greek Olympics
The Ancient Greek Olympics recounts the day-by-day activities of the ancient games: the athletes and their training, the spectators, the sporting events, the religious ceremonies, and the banquets. It guides the reader around the wonderful sights of ancient Olympia and provides an athlete’s view of the events. Some of them, like discus throwing and running, were similar to those of the modern Olympic Games. But others, such as chariot races, were very different. With more than 75 color illustrations, detailed sidebars, ancient athletic trivia, and sections on women at the Olympics and the birth of the modern Games, this book amplifies and illustrates the information brought out in the narrative history.
Introduce this book following chapter XXXXII: The Girls’ Games, in The Story of the Greeks.