Required Texts for CLAS/HIST 240 Ancient Societies:
SPORT and RECREATION in the Ancient World

1st Semester 2004-2005
Department of Classics,
Monmouth College

(listed alphabetically)

Bowra, C. M. The Odes of Pindar.
New York: Penguin




Mahoney, Anne. Roman Sports and Spectacles
Newburyport, MA:  Focus

Miller, Stephen G. Arete.
Berkeley: University of California Press
3rd ed., expanded, 2004



Perrottet, Tony. The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Olympics
New York: Random House



Swaddling, Judith. The Ancient Olympic Games.
Austin: The University of Texas Press
2nd. ed., 1999



Tyrrell, William Blake. The Smell of Sweat. Greek Athletics and Greek Culture. 
Wauconda, Ill.: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
For more information about this book, click here.

Standing offer for extra credit: If you submit a 250-word review of one of these books to or and send the link to the instructor, you will get extra credit in this course. This offer expires on Nov. 30, 2004.
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