The Pentathlon of the Ancient World

The Pentathlon of the Ancient World

The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic ...

Author: Frank Zarnowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601458

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic festivals for 1,200 years. Still, there is little scholarly consensus over many major aspects of the event. This detailed exploration of the ancient pentathlon discusses the nature of the spectacle, the method of determining a victor, the five sub-events and the order in which they occurred. It also chronicles the history of the event and its champions, the recognition of ancient pentathletes, and the pentathlon’s 18-year modern Olympic history and its influence on its contemporary counterpart, the decathlon. A record book and glossary complete this fresh look at one of the ancient world’s most renowned sporting competitions.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Athletics in the Ancient World

Athletics in the Ancient World

Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education.

Author: E. Norman Gardiner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486147451

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more. 137 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z

Pentathlon Periodonike ̄s Once the beloved of Poseidon, Pelops left his native
Lydia and came to Pisa, where King Oenomaus required suitors for his daughter
Hippodameia (''tamed by horses'') to race chariots against him. Though he gave ...

Author: Mark Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134535965

Category: History

Page: 208

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Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities. Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach throughout is comprehensive yet succinct, with key topics, such as athletic festivals, chariot racing, prizes and the role of women receiving more detailed discussion. Each entry concludes with pointers to the most important sources of information, both ancient and modern. The places mentioned in the text are picked out on a useful map, and a timeline of significant developments and events is also included. Reliable, enjoyable, and up-to-date, this handy work of reference will suit readers from student level upwards.
Categories: History

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Ancient authors (e.g., Philostr. Gym. 3) speculated about the pentathlon's origins,
but Olympia probably held this composite event to test excellence in the discus,
jump, and javelin. Running and wrestling perhaps were added to fill out the ...

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118613801

Category: History

Page: 376

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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
Categories: History

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

... wrestling and the pentathlon ( 708 ) , boxing ( 688 ) , four - horse chariot racing
( 680 ) , the pankration and horse race ... 38 Poliakoff , Combat Sports in the
Ancient World , 95 ; for a summary of ancient criticism about the utility of sport to
war ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123414927

Category: Civilization, Classical

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Categories: Civilization, Classical

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

These were followed by the Pentathlon, a group of five contests involving discus
throwing, spear throwing, running, jumping, ... Another common bond that united
the ancient Greeks was the tradition of seeking advice from oracles which were ...

Author: Helen Howe

Publisher: Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley

ISBN: 0582367611

Category: History

Page: 304

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Categories: History

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

... in the pentathlon or wrestling , or , indeed , If one should win a victory thanks to
the swift - even if there were a great sprinter , which holds the ness of his feet or
when competing in the pentathlon front rank among the athletic achievements of
 ...

Author: D. Brendan Nagle

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015080884789

Category: History

Page: 280

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This collection is designed to encourage students to examine issues pertaining to a broad range of themes through the analysis of relevant ancient literary and non-literary texts. Covering a wide variety of social and cultural concerns?-ranging from marriage, family, war, and religion, to political culture, slavery, and entertainment?-the texts are arranged thematically within a general chronological framework to provide a broad overview of life in the Ancient World. --Publisher's description.
Categories: History

A Short History of the Ancient World

A Short History of the Ancient World

Boxing , wrestling , jumping , javelin and discus throwing , and hurling of heavy
weights became integral features of the games as did the Pentathlon , consisting
of five events , and the Pancration , in which both wrestling and boxing were ...

Author: Charles Edward Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063789922

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 653

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Categories: Civilization, Ancient

Arete

Arete

This bestselling volume on the culture of Greek athletics is updated with a new preface by leading scholar Paul Christesen that discusses the book's continued importance for students of ancient athletics.

Author: Stephen G. Miller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520953949

Category: History

Page: 256

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From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the concepts of virtue, skill, pride, valor, and nobility embedded in the word arete are only part of the story from antiquity. This bestselling volume on the culture of Greek athletics is updated with a new preface by leading scholar Paul Christesen that discusses the book's continued importance for students of ancient athletics.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World

Author: Peter I. Bogucki

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 0816069417

Category: History

Page: 1600

View: 496

Presents sixty-nine articles devoted to coverage of social and cultural considerations in the ancient world from prehistory through the fall of Rome in 476 C.E.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World Overviews Abd al Malik Corinthian War

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World  Overviews    Abd al Malik Corinthian War

Pankration The ancient Greek sport of pankration ( pancratium ) , particularly
popular among Spartans , was introduced to the Olympic Games in 688 B . C . E .
It combined wrestling and boxing and permitted strangling , twisting , kicking ...

Author: Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 0893560391

Category: History

Page: 1275

View: 197

Covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E., including essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations.
Categories: History

The Ancient World

The Ancient World

Every four years sportsmen from all over the Greek world gathered at Olympia ,
where temples and stadiums were built from the ruins ... The pentathlon , for
example , combined running , long jumping , wrestling , javelin and discus
throwing .

Author: Richard John Cootes

Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom

ISBN: PSU:000019844565

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 223

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This lively text gives full coverage and coherent treatment of the main topics in the history of the Ancient World.
Categories: Civilization, Ancient

The University Magazine

The University Magazine

... embellishments of religion and art , and formed for many centuries the brightest
centre of attraction known in the ancient world . ... The next addition was wrestling
, and then the pentathlon , which consisted of five distinct kinds of games , viz ...

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ISBN: CHI:096027139

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Nikephoros

Nikephoros

Olympia stellte den Athleten zum Gott betend dar , 33 wie auch der Sieger im
Pentathlon Publius Asklepiades ( 255 . Olympien = 241 n ... Anm . 3 ) 39 ; M . B .
POLIAKOFF , Combat Sports in the Ancient World , New Haven 1987 , 88 f . 41 )
Vgl ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015073094727

Category: Sports

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Categories: Sports

Rome in the Ancient World

Rome in the Ancient World

We also owe to Juvenal the lament that the Roman people , who used to
determine the fate of the world , were now solely interested in bread and circuses
. His dismissal of the importance of such spectacles is perhaps unfair . The
Roman ...

Author: David Stone Potter

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133008339

Category: Rome

Page: 352

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How did the Romans go from a small tribe living on the banks of the Tiber to an imperial power that at its height encompassed some 64 million people across three continents? And how can we explain the decline and eventual collapse of this vast empire? This authoritative, highly readable textbook offers a complete survey of the history of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall, ending with the emergence of Mohammed in the 6th century.Written by a historian with an international reputation, the book incorporates the most recent scholarship and archaeological evidence. It describes the key events in Roman history, and offers fascinating insights into Roman life and culture as they changed and developed over the centuries.
Categories: Rome

A History of the Ancient World The Orient and Greece

A History of the Ancient World  The Orient and Greece

Behind the throne is the snake , symbol of the nether world . The deceased are
represented as hero and heroine enjoying a drink of wine . A youth and a woman
bring them offerings : a cock , a pomegranate , and a flower . The relief , though ...

Author: Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015000110222

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 347

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Categories: History, Ancient

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life The ancient world

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life  The ancient world

The first event was the pentathlon , which took place on the afternoon of the
second day . ... celebrations took place , culminating in the sacrifice of a hundred
oxen on the 412 The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life | The Ancient World.

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313325421

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 642

View: 880

Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.
Categories: History, Ancient

A History of the Ancient World The Orient and Greece tr by J D Duff

A History of the Ancient World  The Orient and Greece  tr  by J D  Duff

2. MARBLE GRAVE STELE FOUND AT CHRYSAFA , NEAR.SPARTA . The
figures of the deceased are represented seated on an arm - chair . Behind the
throne is the snake , symbol of the nether world . The deceased are represented
as hero ...

Author: Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3476764

Category: History, Ancient

Page:

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Categories: History, Ancient

Ancient World Lists and Numbers

Ancient World Lists and Numbers

... the Pentathlon The ancient Greek athletic festivals featured an event called the
pentathlon , consisting of five contests : 1 . Discus throw 4 . Foot race 2 . Javelin
throw 5 . Wrestling 3 . Long jump The Five Good Emperors After the occasionally
 ...

Author: David Matz

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019342604

Category: Reference

Page: 254

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The seven wonders of the ancient world, the twelve labors of Hercules, the thirty idylls of Theocritus--much of ancient history has been catalogued numerically. This unique reference book includes significant events, natural features, people, myths, literary works (e.g., the twelve books of Vergil's Aeneid), and other details most often noted by numerical association.
Categories: Reference

ZPE

ZPE

A NEW PROPOSAL FOR SCORING THE GREEK PENTATHLON How the
Greeks scored the pentathlon is one of the ... Athletics of the Ancient World ,
Oxford 1930 , 180 ; Luigi Moretti , Iscrizioni Agonistiche Greche , Roma 1953 , pp.
17-19 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015006594751

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals