Greek Athletics


Read by Heather Eney

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

The history of Greek athletics as it pertains to the Olympics. Describes various activities such as boxing, wrestling, etc. and accounts from witnesses, the Iliad, etc. as they pertain to famous Greeks and events. He discusses Greek views of physical appearance and fitness as they pertain to the games and society and also how and why individual city-states chose to participate (or not) in the Olympics. (Summary by Heather Eney) (3 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:47 Read by Heather Eney
Athletics and Athletic Festivals 25:39 Read by Heather Eney
Gymnastics and Military Training Part 1 25:31 Read by Heather Eney
Gymnastics and Military Training Part 2 29:10 Read by Heather Eney
Physical Education 35:25 Read by Heather Eney
Health and Bodily Exercise 41:00 Read by Heather Eney
Galen's Treatise on the Small Ball 24:44 Read by Heather Eney