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eBook Wrestling With the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics ePub

by Alexander Kitroeff

  • ISBN: 0974766003
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Alexander Kitroeff
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Greekworks.Com Inc; First Edition edition (February 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 276
  • ePub book: 1290 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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The ancient Greek Olympics were the inspiration and model for the start of the quadrennial event of the modern-day Olympics begun in Athens in 1896.

The ancient Greek Olympics were the inspiration and model for the start of the quadrennial event of the modern-day Olympics begun in Athens in 1896. The games will go on, although they will experiences reforms, but as long as the Olympic movement needs the ideological legitimacy provided by ancient traditions, Greece will remain an important part of i. This ineradicable identification with the Olympics has had effects on Greek self-image, politics, and society since 1896.

Wrestling with the Ancients is an outstanding piece of scholarship that is destined to become the standard work in the field

Wrestling with the Ancients is an outstanding piece of scholarship that is destined to become the standard work in the field.

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Home Kitroeff, Alexander Wrestling With the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the. Wrestling With the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. A discussion of modern Greece's relationship to the Olympic movement from the mid-nineteenth century to the first modern games held in Athens in 1896 to the Athens Olympiad of 2004, by the Greek-born professor of history at Haverford College. Bookseller Inventory 009556. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details.

Alexander Kitroeff teaches history at Haverford College.

The Foundation for Hellenic Culture announced a lecture to mark the publication by greekworks. com of Alexander Kitroeff’s book, Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics, six months before the inauguration of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in Athens. Wrestling With the Ancients has been praised by the many scholars and specialists who have read it before publication, and Mark Dyreson, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport History, has said that it is destined to become the standard history of Greece’s relationship to the modern Olympic movement. Alexander Kitroeff teaches history at Haverford College.

Wrestling With the Ancients by Alexander Kitroeff, February 2004, Greekworks. Wrestling With the Ancients. Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. by Alexander Kitroeff. Published February 2004 by Greekworks.

Guest: Tony Perrottet Author of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games Alexander Kitroeff Professor of history at Haverford College in Haverford, Penn. Author of Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. A Look at the 'Naked Olympics' The laurels of victory and the agony of defeat. Passionate fans, corruption and overpriced food. It's been 2,700 years since the first Olympic games - some things have changed and some haven't. From naked athletes to chariot races, join NPR's Neal Conan for the true story of the ancient Olympics. Guest: Tony Perrottet Author of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games.

Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. In Athens it is all over. The Olympic flame is extinguished for another two years. The tumult and the shouting dies; the trainers and the fans depart

Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. Olympics in Athens, 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. by Michael Llewellyn Smith. Profile Books, 290 p. £1. 9. Ancient Greek Athletics. by Stephen G. Miller. The tumult and the shouting dies; the trainers and the fans depart. Questions still linger about the Olympic Games. They returned, we were ecstatically told, to Greece. What does that mean? What were those ancient Games, why were they important then, and why are they still alive now?

See R. Mandell, The First Modern Olympics (1976); J. Lucas, The Modern Olympic Games (1980); J. J. MacAloon, This Great Symbol (1981); A. Guttmann, The Games Must Go On (1984); A. Kitroeff, Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics (2004).

See R. Kitroeff, Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics (2004); S. G. Miller, Ancient Greek Athletics (2004); T. Perrotet, The Naked Olympics (2004); N. Spivey, The Ancient Olympics (2004); J. Swaddling, The Ancient Olympic Games (rev. ed. 2008); N. Faulkner, A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (2012); D. Goldblatt, The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (2016).

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Shak Shak
WRESTLING WITH THE ANCIENTS - Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics by Alexander Kitroeff. GreekWorks.com, 307 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024; [email protected] 276+viii pp. $32.00 hardcover, ISBN 0-9747660-0-3. photographs, footnotes, appendices, bibliography, index.

The ancient Greek Olympics were the inspiration and model for the start of the quadrennial event of the modern-day Olympics begun in Athens in 1896. "The games will go on, although they will experiences reforms, but as long as the Olympic movement needs the ideological legitimacy provided by ancient traditions, Greece will remain an important part of it." This ineradicable identification with the Olympics has had effects on Greek self-image, politics, and society since 1896. Kitroeff brings to light the tensions within modern Greece between representing in various ways the ancient Greek culture that is a foundation of Western civilization and pursuing political and economic interests in becoming more integrated into Europe and being recognized as a fully modern nation. With European scholars and historians often ascribing historical roles and influences Greece itself did not necessarily accept, Greece was not always able to determine how other nations and peoples saw it. Kitroeff goes in to these complexities to present the modern Greek mentality and society so that readers come to comprehend Greece in a relevant, multi-faceted, and progressive way rather than as simply a symbol for an ancient culture that the Olympics were part of. In this, Kitroeff also relates Greece's participation in the modern Olympic games. The author is an associate professor of history at Haverford College and coeditor of The Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora and author of many books.
Vijora Vijora
I've learned so much about the Oympic movement from reading this book, not to mention so much about the history of Greece. The book examines how closely the national identity of Greece is entwined with the Olympics and outlines Greece's preparations leading to the 1896 Games, the first of the Modern Games. The book also explores the classical legacy of the Olympic Games. Much information can also be learned about the history of modern Greece in general through this book. I HIGHLY recommend this book.