The Resource The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games, Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander, (electronic resource)

The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games, Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander, (electronic resource)

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The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games
Title
The naked Olympics
Title remainder
the true story of the ancient games
Statement of responsibility
Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander
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Language
eng
Summary
Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival
Summary
A history of the original Olympic games depicts the events of the first competitions more than 1,200 years ago, during which tens of thousands of sweltering-hot spectators watched nude athletes participate in such events as hoplitodromia, a full-armor sprint, and the pankration, a no-holds-barred lethal brawl. Original. 28,000 first printing
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173749
Cataloging source
DMM
Characteristic
document
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Perrottet, Tony
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV23
LC item number
.P47 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thelander, Lesley
  • OverDrive, Inc
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True
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Olympic games (Ancient)
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adult
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the true story of the ancient games
Label
The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games, Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander, (electronic resource)
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http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=75AE5398-3A9E-407E-A1C1-0F76E85B8C50
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-199) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
For the love of Zeus -- The Greek sports craze -- Countdown -- The olympic boot camp -- Trials of the ancient sports fan -- Scenes from the fringe -- Let the games begin -- Blood on the tracks : the chariot race -- The pentathlon -- The victors, the feast -- The sacred slaughter -- No Philistines in the stadium -- To race with immortals -- Javelins into spears -- The forgotten amazons -- Theater of pain : the contact sports -- Bring on the leeches ... -- Last rites
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781588363824
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
75AE5398-3A9E-407E-A1C1-0F76E85B8C50
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a494710
  • (OCoLC)243800712
Label
The naked Olympics : the true story of the ancient games, Tony Perrottet ; illustrations by Lesley Thelander, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=75AE5398-3A9E-407E-A1C1-0F76E85B8C50
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-199) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
For the love of Zeus -- The Greek sports craze -- Countdown -- The olympic boot camp -- Trials of the ancient sports fan -- Scenes from the fringe -- Let the games begin -- Blood on the tracks : the chariot race -- The pentathlon -- The victors, the feast -- The sacred slaughter -- No Philistines in the stadium -- To race with immortals -- Javelins into spears -- The forgotten amazons -- Theater of pain : the contact sports -- Bring on the leeches ... -- Last rites
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781588363824
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
75AE5398-3A9E-407E-A1C1-0F76E85B8C50
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a494710
  • (OCoLC)243800712

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