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CLAS 220: The Ancient Olympics and Greek Sport
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Relevant Links Elsewhere on the WWW and Bibliography for Course Lectures on the Ancient Olympics and Greek Sport.
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Images of the Greek Stadion (Perseus)
Other Links to Relevant Sites Elsewhere on the WWW
For other references see J.P. Adams' "Sport in Greek Antiquity: A Brief Bibliography"
For a list of journal abbreviations and call numbers, see the
Journals Relating to Classics in the University of Saskatchewan Libraries page.
- Arieti, J.A. "Nudity in Greek Athletics," CW 68 (1975) 431-36.
- Bazarnic, S.G. The Ancient Greek Pentathlon and Aspects of the Greek Ideal. University Park, 1970.
- Beale, A. Greek athletics and the Olympics. Cambridge and New York, 2011.
- Bentz, M. Panathenäische Preisamphoren: Eine athenische Vasengattung und ihre Funktion vom 6.-4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Basel, 1998.
- Buchanan, D. Greek Athletics. London, 1976.
- Christesen, P. Ancient Greek History and Olympic Victor Lists. Cambridge, 2007.
- Christesen, P. Sport and democracy in the ancient and modern worlds. Cambridge and New York, 2012.
- Christesen, P., and D.G. Kyle, eds. A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity. Malden and Oxford, 2014.
- Crowther, N.B. "Studies in Greek Athletics: Parts I and II," CW 78 (1985) 497-510, 514-20, 522-34, 536-40, 542-44, 546-50, 552-54, 556-58, and 79 (1985) 73-82, 85-94, 97-106, 109-18, 121-35.
- Crowther, N.B. "Recent Trends in the Study of Greek Athletics (1982-1989)," AntClass 59 (1990) 246-55.
- Crowther, N.B. "Slaves and Greek Athletics," QUCC 40 (1992) 35-42.
- Crowther, N.B. "The Apobates Reconsidered (Demosthenes 61.23-9)," JHS 111 (1991) 174-76.
- Douskou, I., ed. The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. Athens, 1976.
- Drees, L. Olympia: Gods, Artists, and Athletes. London, 1968.
- Finley, M.I., and H.W. Pleket. The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years. New York, 1976.
- Gardiner, E. Norman. Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals. London, 1910.
- Gardiner, E. Norman. Olympia, Its History and Remains. Oxford, 1925.
- Gardiner, N. Athletics in the Ancient World. Oxford, 1930.
- Gault, F. Stories from the Olympics: From 776 B.C. to Now. New York, 1976.
- Glader, E.A. Amateurism and Athletics. West Point, 1978.
- Hannah, P.A. "The Reality of Greek Male Nudity," Scholia 7 (1998) .
- Harris, H.A. Greek Athletes And Athletics. Westport, 1964.
- Harris, H.A. Greek Athletics and the Jews. Cardiff, 1976.
- Harris, H.A. Sport in Greece and Rome. New York, 1972.
- Harris, J.P. "Revenge of the Nerds: Xenophanes, Euripides, and Socrates vs. Olympic Victors," AJP 130.2 (2009) 157-94.
- Hawhee, D. Bodily Arts. Rhetoric and Athletics in Ancient Greece. Austin, , 2005.
- Henry, W.M. An Approved History of the Olympic Games. Los Angeles, 1981.
- Hyde, W.W. Olympic Victor Monuments and Greek Athletic Art. Washington, 1921.
- Jackson, D.F. "Philostratos and the Pentathlon," JHS 111 (1991) 178-81.
- Kanin, D.B. A Political History of the Olympic Games. Boulder, 1981.
- Kennell, N.M. "Most Necessary for the Bodies of Men: Olive Oil and its By-products in the Later Greek Gymnasium," in M. Joyal, ed., In Altum: Seventy-Five Years of Classical Studies in Newfoundland (St. John's, 2001) 119-33.
- König, J. Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire. Cambridge, 2005.
- König, J., ed. Greek athletics. Edinburgh, 2010.
- Kurke, L. "Ancient Greek Board Games and How to Play Them," CP 94 (1999) 247-67.
- Kyle, D.G. Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World. Malden and Oxford, 2006.
- Kyle, D.G. Athletics In Ancient Athens. Leiden, 1987.
- Kyle, D.G. "Winning at Olympia," Archaeology 49.4 (1996) 26-37 (passim).
- Lee, H. "SIB 3 802: Did Women Compete Against Men in Greek Athletic Festivals?" Nikephoros 1 (1988) 103-117.
- Lissarrague, F. Greek Vases: The Athenians and Their Images. New York, 2001.
- Mann, C., S. Remijsen, and S. Scharff, eds. Athletics in the Hellenistic World. Stuttgart, 2016.
- Matz, D. Greek and Roman Sport. Jefferson [N.C.], 1991.
- McDonnell, M. "The Introduction of Athletic Nudity: Thucydides, Plato, and the Vases," JHS 111 (1991) 182-93.
- Messinesi, X.L. A Branch of Wild Olive; The Olympic Movement and the Ancient and
Modern Olympic Games. New York, 1973.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art. Greek Athletics. New York, 1933.
- Miller, S.G. Aretê: Ancient Writers, Papyri, And Inscriptions On The History And Ideals Of Greek Athletics And Games. Second and expanded edition. Berkeley, 1991.
- Miller, S.G. Ancient Greek Athletics. New Haven, 2004.
- Morgan, C. Athletes And Oracles: The Transformation Of Olympia And Delphi In The Eighth Century BC. Cambridge, 1990.
- Mouratidis, J. On the jump of the ancient pentathlon. Hildesheim, 2012.
- Newby, Z. Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue. Oxford, 2005.
- Nicholson, N.J. Aristocracy and Athletics in Archaic and Classical Greece. Cambridge, 2005. [BMCR review]
- Olivová, V. Sports and Games in the Ancient World. New York, 1984.
- Osborne, R. "Men without Clothes: Heroic Nakedness and Greek Art," Gender History 9 (1997) 504-28.
- Phillips, D.J., and D. Pritchard, eds. Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World. Swansea, 2003.
- Pleket, H.W. "Games, Prizes, Athletes, and Ideology," Stadion 1 (1976) 49-89.
- Poliakoff, M.B. Combat Sports in the Ancient World. New Haven and London, 1987.
- Poliakoff, M.B. Studies in the Terminology of the Greek Combat Sports. Königstein, 1982.
- Powell, J.T. Origins and Aspects of Olympism. Champaign, 1994.
- Pritchard, D.M. Sport, democracy and war in classical Athens. Cambridge and New York, 2013.
- Remijsen, S. The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquity. Cambridge, 2015.
- Raschke, W.J., ed. The Archaeology of the Olympics. Reprinted, with a new preface. Madison, 2002.
- Robinson, R.S. Sources For The History Of Greek Athletics In English Translation. Rev. ed. Chicago, 1955.
- Romano, D.G. Athletics and Mathematics in Ancient Corinth: The Origins of the Greek Stadion. Philadelphia, 1994.
- Romano, D.G. The Ancient Olympics: Athletes, Games and Heroes (video). Cincinnati: Institute for Mediterranean Studies Video Lecture Series.
- Rostovzeff, M.I. Out of the Past of Greece and Rome. New Haven, 1932.
- Sansone, D. Greek Athletics And The Genesis Of Sport. Berkeley, 1988.
- Scanlon, T.F. Eros and Greek Athletics. Oxford, 2002.
- Scanlon, T.F. Greek And Roman Athletics: A Bibliography. Chicago, 1984.
- Scanlon, T.F., ed. Sport in the Greek and Roman worlds. Volume 1: early Greece, the Olympics, and contests. Oxford and New York, 2014.
- Scanlon, T.F., ed. Sport in the Greek and Roman worlds. Volume 2: Greek athletic identities and Roman sports and spectacle. Oxford and New York, 2014.
- Schöbel, H. The Ancient Olympic Games. Princeton, 1966.
- Spears, B. "A Perspective of the History of Women's Sport in Ancient Greece," Journal of the History of Sport 11 (1984) 32ff.
- Swaddling, J. Ancient Olympic Games. London, 1980.
- Sweet, W.E. Sport And Recreation In Ancient Greece: A Sourcebook With Translations. New York, 1987.
- Sweet W.E. "Protection of the Genitals in Greek Athletics," AncW 11 (1985) 43-52.
- Yalouris, N., ed. The Eternal Olympics: The Art and History of Sport. New Rochelle, 1979.
- Yalouris, N., et al. The Olympic Games. Athens, 1976.
- Yates, V. "Anterastai: Competition in Eros and Politics in Classical Athens," Arethusa 38 (2005) 33-47.
- Young, D.C. "Myths about the Ancient Games," Archaeology 49.4 (1996) 30.
- Young, D.C. The Olympic Myth Of Greek Amateur Athletes. Chicago, 1984.
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