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Sport in Greece and Rome (Aspects of Greek and Roman Life) Hardcover – October 31, 1972
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"Harris's writings―and this book is no exception―are rich mines of information on a vital and fascinating aspect of the ancient world."―Erich Segal, New York Times Book Review
"This is a sound and highly entertaining study of the practice and the social implications of sports in Greece and Rome, not only as they made their appearance at the Olympic and other games, or in spectacles in the Roman Circus, but also in daily life, as a pastime in the village."―Leo Heirman, Classical Outlook