The ancient Olympic games / Judith Swaddling.
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|Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria||796 SWA (Text)||37521530772823||AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780292767386 (paperback)
- ISBN: 0292767382 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 120 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs (mostly color) ; 25 cm
- Edition: First University of Texas press printing of Third edition.
- Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas press, 
- Copyright: ©1980
|General Note:|| First published in 1980 by The British Museum Press.
Includes index (pages 118-120).
|Summary, etc.:|| For over 1,000 years, between 776 BC and AD 395, people from all over the classical world flocked every four years to Olympia in Western Greece to see famous athletes compete for the olive crowns of the ancient Olympic Games. The Games were huge, and so was the build-up: virtually the whole of the preceding year was devoted to the preparations of the site and the athletes. But these games were much more than just a sporting event: religion, power, politics, scandal, and propaganda were all at the center of the five-day festival. Held in honor of Zeus, the supreme god of Greek mythology, a visit to Olympia was also a pilgrimage to his sacred temple.
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