With the return to Athens of the Olympic Games in 2004, this well timed book focuses its attention on the homegrown Panathenaic festival, held in the city every four years in antiquity. While not one of the Panhellenic "crown" festivals, the weeklong religious and civic celebration held in the city was a dramatic event which drew competitors from all over the Greek world by its prestige and valuable prizes. The amount of excavated material recovered from the Agora means that the Panathenaic festival is also one of the best known events in the ritual calendar, and the authors are able to provide a rich level of detail, right down to a program of events. Vividly illustrated in full color, this booklet provides a perfect guide to the visible remains of Greek sporting achievement.
40 s, renkli resimler, İngilizce.