- Author(s):Alan Beale
- Available from: September 2011
An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts.
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Where did the idea of celebrating the Olympic Games every four years come from? The short answer is ancient Greece. The very name 'Olympic' announces an origin for the competition, but, as with most of our classical heritage, it is easy for the superficial similarities to conceal major cultural differences. The purpose of this new book in the Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts series is to provide an introduction to Greek athletics and their most important competition at Olympia through a selection of contemporary visual and literary sources.
Clear, user-friendly layout is accessible for a range of students, both Classicists and those studying more general topics in Classical and ancient history and civilisation.
New translations of key passages of Latin and Greek written in approachable, readable English that can be easily accessed by all students.
Translation and commentaries by key scholars in the Classical field provide readable, informative texts with broad appeal.
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