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By Stephen G. Miller,Paul Christesen

From the casual video games of Homer's time to the hugely geared up contests of the Roman international, Miller has compiled a trove of historic assets: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle at the pentathlon, Philostratos at the trading of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on woman physique construction. Arete offers readers an soaking up lesson within the tradition of Greek athletics from the best of lecturers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the thoughts of advantage, ability, satisfaction, valor, and the Aristocracy embedded within the observe arete are just a part of the tale from antiquity. This bestselling quantity at the tradition of Greek athletics is up-to-date with a brand new preface through top pupil Paul Christesen that discusses the book's persisted value for college kids of historic athletics.

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