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Greek and Roman Sport (World History (Lucent))

Don Nardo

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ISBN 10: 1560064366 / ISBN 13: 9781560064367
Editorial: Greenhaven Press, 1998
Usado Condición: Very Good
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Título: Greek and Roman Sport (World History (Lucent...

Editorial: Greenhaven Press

Año de publicación: 1998

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: illustrated edition.

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Discusses the role of sports in the ancient Greek and Roman world, covering the Olympics, the glories of physical achievement, spectacle sports, horse and chariot racing, and leisure sports

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Gr 5 Up-While Nardo's comprehensive overview might include more information than most young readers want to know, it will prove invaluable for research and reports. The author covers what is known about the beginnings of sporting events in Greece, including the inception of the Olympic and other regularly scheduled games. The events are described in detail, and no effort is made to gloss over the often brutal nature of some of the contests, especially boxing, where the participants were fortunate to survive without permanent damage. Also put to rest is the myth that Greek athletes competed purely for the joy of sport. Winners were granted exemption from taxation by their city-states, as well as cash prizes and other lavish gifts. Of course, what the Romans considered sport (gladiatorial games and mass hunts of wild animals in the arena) were far more bloody and brutal than anything the Greeks took part in, and unsavory details are included. Numerous black-and-white drawings and photos are a fine addition to the text. Frequent quotations from classical sources, including Homer and Virgil, and an excellent bibliography help to make this a worthwhile purchase.-David N. Pauli, Portland Jewish Academy, OR

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