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Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece

TitleGames and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsValavanis, Panos
PublisherKapon Editions
ISBN Number960-7037-43-Χ

The book "Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece" attempts to give prominence to the close connection between ancient games, gods, heroes and their sanctuaries. The pages of this publication present four major panhellenic festivals, the Olympic, Pythian, Nemean and Isthmian festivals, and one great local celebration, the Panathenaia, along with the sanctuaries at which the games were held: Olympia, Delphi, Nemea, Isthmia and Athens respectively.

[img_assist|nid=190|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=270|height=325]The buildings and general plans of the ancient sanctuaries, the achievements of the gods and heroes, the primeval myths and the history of the games are all set forth in clear, academically documented texts. Views of the sites, plans, a variety of finds from the excavations - sculptures and pottery, metalworks, coins and inscriptions - illustrate the texts and give a clear picture of both the sanctuaries and games and also the ancient myths.

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I've read and heard some very good comments about this publication, unfortunatelly I am unable to get a copy in my country, so I'd like to know where I can buy this book with international shipping, or if there is any way I can get a copy for educational purpuses.

Thanks in advanced,

Submitted by Bajar Libros on Mon, 16/02/2009 - 14:44.