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Greek Athletics

by Frederick Adam Wright

The history of Greek athletics as it pertains to the Olympics. Describes various activities such as boxing, wrestling, etc. and accounts from witnesses, the Iliad, etc. as they pertain to famous Greeks and events. He discusses Greek views of physical appearance and fitness as they pertain to the games and society and also how and why individual city-states chose to participate (or not) in the Olympics.

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English

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English

Published In

1925

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F. A. Wright was an author of books dealing with classic Greek history and literature.

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