The impact of ancient sport

 

ITS IMPACT IN ANTIQUITY

Authors criticising athletics
* Tyrtaeus
* Xenophanes
* Euripides
* Lucillius
* Galenus

Art celebrating athletics
* Paintings on Panathenaic amphoras
* Coins referring to sports
* Statues of athletes
       - Charioteer of Delphi
       - Diskobolos (Discus thrower)
       - Doryphoros (Spear carrier)
       - The sitting boxer
* Authors praising athletics
       - Pindarus
       - Pausanias
       - Philostratus

Time-reckoning in olympiads

 

 

ITS IMPACT AFTER ANTIQUITY

* Christian athletic metaphors

The revival of the ancient games: the modern Olympic games
* Rising popularity of sports in the nineteenth century
* Amateurism
* Mens sana in corpore sano
* Modern Olympic games before 1896
* Pierre de Coubertin
* 1894 : The Paris congress
* The games of 1896 in Athens
* The marathon
* List of the modern Olympic games : 1896 - 2008
* The Nazi games of Berlin in 1936
* The Olympic flame

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