1000 Years of the Olympic Games

1000 Years of the Olympic Games

Treasures of Ancient Greece

Book - 2000
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The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC and ran for over 1000 years, waning during the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity. The ancient games were imbued with a sacred significance. This book brings together some of the objects associated with these ancient games, including sculptures, grave markers, ceramic vases and sporting equipment. These objects originate from a broad geographical area, falling at one time or another into the Greek sphere. Despite their diversity of styles the objects remain connected by a group of uniting factors. They all relate to the theme of sport, most have a religious rather than secular significance and they all stand as rare examples of their kind.
Publisher: Sydney : Powerhouse Pub., 2000.
ISBN: 9781863170796
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.


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