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The Ancient Olympic Games: Third edition Paperback – September 1, 2015
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Judith Swaddling is senior curator of the Greek and Roman collections at the British Museum.
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The most noticeable attraction of this book is the excellent illustrations, including photos of important Olympics-related relics of buildings in Olympia in Elis, photos of Olympics-related vase artwork and some small statues, model reconstructions of Olympics-related clusters of buildings, multi-building floor plans, and much else. The paper and printing are of high quality, a bit glossy but not too glossy.
I won't list the contents of this book. It covers many topics in a very comprehensible style. I would recommend reading this book in conjunction with the very detailed description of Olympia by Pausanias in about 150 AD, which no doubt provided much of the factual basis for this book.
If you are truly interested in the Ancient Olympic games, then I vow to you that this is the book to buy!!! The book is presented well and does not become dull from the start to the finish.
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