The Games at Athens (Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Book No. 25)

The Games at Athens (Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Book No. 25)

By: Stephen V. Tracy (author), Jenifer Neils (author)Paperback

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This new Athenian Agora Picture Book provides a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held in ancient Athens every four years, in honour of the city's patron goddess Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices and other activities, the Greater Panathenaia involved all the residents of Athens-not just adult males but also women, children, metics (resident aliens), foreigners, and even slaves. The facilities, administration, program events, prizes, and associated monuments are illustrated and briefly described.

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About Author

Jenifer Neils is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. She specializes in ancient art, in particular that of Greece and Italy. Stephen V Tracy is Professor of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University, and the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. His special interests include epic poetry, Greek epigraphy, and the works of Virgil.


Introduction; Historical background; Facilities; Training and trainers; Administration; The program; Musical contests; Athletic contests; Footraces; Hoplite race; Pentathlon; Wrestling, boxing, pankration; Equestrian contests; Special equestrian contests; Tribal events; Torch race; Religious procession; Prizes; Monuments; Democratic Athens.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780876616413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 32
  • ID: 9780876616413
  • weight: 86
  • ISBN10: 0876616414

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