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Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History

by: Christensen, P.

Price: 56,89 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 25503
ISBN-13: 9781107410695 / 978-1-107-41069-5
ISBN-10: 110741069X / 1-107-41069-X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2012
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 580
Book Condition: New
Comments: First Published 2007

This book is a comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts. This book offers a fresh perspective on works by familiar writers such as Diodorus Siculus and a sense of the potential importance of less-well-known authors such as Phlegon of Tralleis.

First comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists, a type of literature widely read in the ancient world
Addresses a number of questions of considerable importance, including the source and reliability of the date 776 for the first Olympics
Pertains to subject matter that is of interest to almost any scholar whose work touches on ancient Greek history

Table of Contents
1. An introduction to Olympic victor lists
2. Hippias of Elis and the first Olympic victor list
3. Olympionikon Anangraphai and standard catalogs of Olympic victors
4. Olympiad chronographies
5. Olympiad chronicles
6. Conclusion.

 
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Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History

by: Christensen, P.

  • ISBN-13: 9781107410695 / 978-1-107-41069-5
  • ISBN-03: 110741069X / 1-107-41069-X
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012

Price: 56,89 EURO

1 copy in stock