Published in the year the modern Olympic Games return to Athens, this book will be a source of information and enjoyment for anyone interested in the history of athletics and the origins of the world's most famous sporting event.
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"Miller has written the finest, most complete, and most useful accounts of ancient Greek athletics that I have seen. It rests on a thorough knowledge of all the literary and material evidence and adds a thoughtful and unmistakable love for his subject." - Donald Kagan, author of The Peloponnesian War; "Everyone interested in sports will want to own this book, which is a lucid introduction to ancient athletics." - Mary Lefkowitz, author of Greek Gods, Human LivesAbout the Author:
Stephen G. Miller, professor of classical archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, directs the excavations at Nemea in Greece, one of the major sites of ancient games. He is the author of many books, including Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources.
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