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Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (Library of Ancient Athletics) by David C. Young

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Published by Ares Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English


  • History,
  • Leisure,
  • Sports & Outdoor Recreation,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sociology Of Sports

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Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8215016M
ISBN 100890055238
ISBN 109780890055236

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The Modern Olympic Games were based on the ideal that all athletes were "amateurs" those who competed for the love of activitey and competition. Not true says David Young. Ancient Greeks Reviews: 1. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: maps ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction to chronological legerdemain --The modern origins of amateurism --The modern Greek Olympics and John Mahaffy --The ancient Greeks turn amateur --Coubertin and the modern international olympics --E.N. Gardiner, James Thorpe and Avery Brundage --Introduction: . Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. The olympic myth of Greek amateur athletics in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (Library of Ancient Athletics) by David C. Young. This is a great book with great research and compelling arguments such as the Ancient Greek performers were comparable to todays athletes, adjusted for tech advantages (faster tracks, etc)5/5.

  OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Athletes during the Ancient Greek Olympic Games were amateurs. Until the s, competition in the Olympic Games was reserved for amateur athletes, which in this sense is. The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics by DC Young (Library of Ancient Athletics, Chicago, ) Sport and Society in Ancient Greece by Mark Golden (Cambridge University Press, ). The following suggests that the training period might be as long as 10 months: Pausanias, Description of Greece ; “Beside this image (Statue of Zeus) it is the custom for athletes, their fathers and their brothers, as well as their trainers, to swear an oath upon slices of boar’s flesh that in nothing will they sin against the Olympic. In fact, the word athlete is an ancient Greek word that means "one who competes for a prize" and was related to two other Greek words, athlos meaning "contest" and athlon meaning "prize." Our first glimpse of organized Greek athletics is in the 23rd book of Homer's Iliad, where Achilles organizes funeral games for his friend Patroklos who was.

Phlegon of Tralles' Book of Marvels (pp) as well as Robinson's Sources for the History of Greek Athletics in English Translation. [Phlegon of Tralles, one of the sources Pausanias seems to have used, can be found in translation in Hansen's book above and can be found in the Greek in Jacoby's Die. The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics. Chicago, IL: Ares, – 12 NCAA Division I Manual. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient.   Only amateur athletes competed in the ancient Olympics. The idea that only amateurs should participate in the Olympics is an entirely modern . Pankration (/ p æ n ˈ k r eɪ t i ɒ n,-ˈ k r eɪ ʃ ən /; Greek: παγκράτιον) was a sporting event introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in BC and was an empty-hand submission sport with scarcely any rules. The athletes used boxing and wrestling techniques, but also others, such as kicking and holds, joint-locks and chokes on the ground making it similar to modern MMA.