Athletics, education and participation in classical Athens

David Pritchard

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and festival in the Ancient Greek world
EditorsDavid J. Phillips, David Pritchard
Place of PublicationSwansea, Wales
PublisherThe Classical Press of Wales
Pages293-350
Number of pages58
ISBN (Print)0954384512
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Pritchard, D. (2003). Athletics, education and participation in classical Athens. In D. J. Phillips, & D. Pritchard (Eds.), Sport and festival in the Ancient Greek world (pp. 293-350). Swansea, Wales: The Classical Press of Wales.