Athletics for classical Athenians consisted of two closely-integrated activities - the traditional classes of the athletics teaacher and the athletic competitions at local and international festivals. Since instruction and training in athletics were essential for ensuring that an athlete would be competitive and have a good chance of victory in his race or bout, participating in athletic competition was a function of educational participation.
|Title of host publication||Sport and festival in the Ancient Greek world|
|Editors||David J. Phillips, David Pritchard|
|Place of Publication||Swansea, Wales|
|Publisher||The Classical Press of Wales|
|Number of pages||58|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|