Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
"Stephen G. Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves"--Page 4 of cover.
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This new addition to the ARBA In-depth series provides focused help in building children's and young adult collections. More than 300 critical reviews of quality reference titles by subject experts cover reference titles for this audience; all of which have appeared in the last six editions of American Reference Books Annual, the long-trusted source of reliable reviews of recent reference publications. Author, title, and subject indexes, as well as a contributor list, are provided. The fourth in this series of companion volumes to ARBA, this work is designed to assist academic, public, and school libraries in the systematic selection of suitable reference materials for their collections. Its purpose is to aid in the evaluation process by presenting more than 300 critical and evaluative reviews in all areas of children's and young adult resources.
With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions