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by David C. Young




For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence.

Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.

Download A Brief History of the Olympic Games epub
ISBN: 1405111291
ISBN13: 978-1405111294
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: David C. Young
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (July 16, 2004)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1493 kb
FB2 size: 1872 kb
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