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Athletics of the Ancient World

E. Norman Gardiner

Athletics of the Ancient World

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Published by Oxford Univ Pr (Txt) .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9540938M
ISBN 100198142110
ISBN 109780198142119


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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 Athletics of the Ancient World book 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 Athletics of the Ancient World book 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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Book Description. 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).

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 4/5(1).

A first edition of this stuy of athletics in ancient Greece and Rome. Including information on the origins of the Olympic Games, the place of sports in the writings of Homer, and the tradition of Roman stadium games.

Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes. CONDITION. In a green buckram binding. 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). World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

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By: E. Norman Gardiner. Read Now. Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its. 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.

The enduring importance of Greek athletic training and competition during the period of the Roman Empire has been a neglected subject in past scholarship on the ancient world.

This book examines the impact that Greek athletics had on the Roman world, approaching it through the plentiful surviving visual evidence, viewed against textual and. A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From the Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World (Second Edition) by by Robert Mechikoff This A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education: From the Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World (Second Edition) book is not really ordinary book, you have it then the world is in.

Ancient Greek athletics offer us a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture, some of which have distinct parallels with modern sports and their place in our society.

Ancient athletics were closely connected with religion, the formation of young men and women in their gender roles, and the construction of sexuality. Ancient Greek Athletics book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Published in the year the modern Olympic Games return to Ath /5. Best Sports History Books Books dealing with the historical aspect of sports. Biographies, autobiographies, histories. All Votes Add Football in Europe During the Second World War by.

Simon Kuper. avg rating — ratings. score:and 1 person voted. Athletic contests in running, walking, jumping and throwing are among the oldest of all sports and their roots are prehistoric. Athletics events were depicted in the Ancient Egyptian tombs in Saqqara, with illustrations of running at the Heb Sed festival and high jumping appearing in tombs from as early as of BC.

The Tailteann Games were an ancient Celtic festival in Ireland, Highest governing body: IAAF. A Perspective of the History of Women’s Sport in Ancient Greece Betty Spears* Two or three decades comprise a brief moment in history. However, within such a moment, from the ’s to the ’s, women’s sport expanded at an astonishing rate.

In women participated in six sports in the summer. 11 Training, medicine and specific rituals involved in Athletics are not within the scope of this study. However, here are a few suggestions for further reading: Renfrew's "Food for Athletes and Gods: A Classical Diet", Swaddling's The Ancient Olympic Games (pp) as well as the books File Size: KB.

The enduring importance of Greek athletic training and competition during the period of the Roman Empire has been a neglected subject in past scholarship on the ancient world.

This book examines the impact that Greek athletics had on the Roman world, approaching it through the plentiful surviving visual evidence, viewed against textual and epigraphic sources. Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in and this summer the Olympic Games will return to their origins when Athens hosts the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad.

The ancient Olympics had a rich variety of athletic contests.In ancient Greece athletic activity in the ancient world fell into 2 categories: competitive athletics in public religious festivals (victors won prizes and honored with statues and poems) or sporting events in a gymnasium.

2. The two categories were brought about by different beliefs in how the Olympics began: a.The Book of the Ancient World Text Sample The Book of the Ancient World Student Sample The Book of the Ancient World Teacher Sample.

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