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Onward to the Olympics [electronic resource] : Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780889205055Publication details: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.ISBN:
  • 9781554581290
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Onward to the Olympics : Historical Perspectives on the Olympic GamesDDC classification:
  • 796.48 796.4809
LOC classification:
  • GV721.5 .O69 2007
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Contents:
CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; PART I: THE OLYMPICS IN ANTIQUITY; PART II: THE MODERN OLYMPICS; WORKS CITED IN PART II; GLOSSARY OF TERMS; INDEX;
Summary: The Olympic Games have had two lives-the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games' history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine th
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CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; PART I: THE OLYMPICS IN ANTIQUITY; PART II: THE MODERN OLYMPICS; WORKS CITED IN PART II; GLOSSARY OF TERMS; INDEX;

The Olympic Games have had two lives-the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games' history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine th