Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece: A Sourcebook with Translations

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This study examines sport and recreation in ancient Greece, through the translated accounts of ancient Greek and Latin authors. It examines the athletic events of the ancient Olympics and other games, athletic clothing, women in sports, and accounts of famous athletes.

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"Handsomely produced, cleverly organized, well selected. The text will help students appreciate the ancient sources--both literary and visual--on ancient athletics."--W. R. Connor, Princeton University


"Goes beyond a judicious compilation of sources on ancient athletics. It provides...a delicious compendium of the author's own vivid translations, insightful comments, provocative discussion questions, and photos...Excellent."--Thomas F. Scanlon, University of California at Riverside


"Anything Waldo Sweet does is good. The book is the result of long experience teaching...on Ancient Sport. The questions attached to the sources are good and useful, and so are the sources themselves, which are well chosen...The addition of passages illustrating 'Recreation' is novel and good."--A. E. Raubitschek, Stanford University


"An excellent reference for the students of sports history who desire a summary of original sources pertaining to Greek sport."--William G. Vandenburgh, California State Univerity, Hayward


"An excellent selection of sources for a topic now enjoying a growing reception in university curricula."--Robert K. Sherk, State University of New York, Buffalo


"Absolutely wonderful. Everything that we needed to know is here. I am impressed by the historical range of quotations represented from Homer to Isidore of Seville."--Brent M. Froberg, University of South Dakota


"Excellent source. Puts many authors into one text. Definitions and translations excellent. I like the explanations of the vase paintings."--Ara Hairabedian, Fresno State University


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