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Auguet, R. Cruelty and Civilization. The Roman Games. London: Allen and Unwin, 1972. GV31. A9213 1994

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Balsdon, J.P.V.D. Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome. New York: McGraw Hill, 1969.

Barton, Carlin A. The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.  DG78. B37 1993

Baschke, Wendy J. The Archaeology of the Olympics.Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988. DF78. A65 1988

Bowra, C. M. The Odes of Pindar. Baltimore: Penguin, 1969. PA4275. E5 B6 1969b

Buchanan, D. Greek Athletics. London, 1972.

Buchanan, D. Roman Sport and Entertainment. London: Longman, 1976. GV31. B8

Buffiere, F. Eros adolescent. La pederastie dans la Grece antique. (Paris, 1980.

Butler, A.J. Sport in Classic Times. London: Benn, and New York: Dutton, 1930, reprinted Los Altos, Ca.: Kaufmann, 1975. SK21. B8X

Crowther, Nigel B. "Studies in Greek Athletics," Classical World 78.5 (May-June 1985) 497-558 [PART I] and "Studies in Greek Athletics, Part II." Classical World 79 (1985), 73-136. (extensive bibliographies)

Decker, Wolfgang. Sports and Games of Ancient Egypt. New Haven and London: Yale Univerisity Press, 1992. GV573.04213 1990

Delorme, J. Gymnasion (Paris 1960 [BEFAR, 187].

Drees, L. Olympia: Gods, Artists and Athletes. New York: Praeger, 1968. DF261.05 D713 1968

Finley, M.I. and H. W. Plecket. The Olympic Games: the First Thousand Years. New York: Viking, 1976.

Forbes, C.A. Greek Physical Education. New York and London, 1929; reprinted by AMS Pr., 1970. GV213.F6 1971

Gardiner, E.N. Athletics of the Ancient World. Oxford: Clarendon, 1930, reprint. Chicago: Ares, 1970. GV21. G25 197?

Gardiner, E. N. Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals. London: MacMillan, 1910. Reprint. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown, 1970.

Gialoures, N. (also spelled Yalouris). The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. Athens, 1985.

Glubok, S. and A. Tamarin. Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. New York: Harper and Row, 1976. GV23. 655 1976

Golden, Mark. Sport and Society in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. GV573. 665 1998

Grant, M. Gladiators. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson; Penguin, 1967.

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Guttmann, A. Sports Spectators (1986)

Harris, H. A. Greek Athletics and the Jews (Cardiff 1976).

Harris, H. A. Sport in Greece and Rome. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972. GV573. H3

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Humphries, John. Roman Circuses. Berkeley: University of California, 1986. GV34. H85 1986

Kennell, Nigel M. The Gymnasium of Virtue. Education and Culture in Ancient Sparta. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. LA75. K46 1995

Killanin, Lord M. and J. Rodda. The Olympic Games. New York, 1976.

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Meuli, Karl. Die griechische Agon (Koeln 1968).

Miller, Stephen G. ARETE: Ancient Writers, Papyri and Inscriptions on the History and Ideals of Greek Athletics and Games (Chicago: Ares, 1979). GV21. A73X 1979

Miller used his excavation of the Nemean stadium to excellent effect in analyses of the ancient footraces, to be found also in AJA 84 (1980)

Moretti, Luigi. Olympionikai. I vincitori negli antichi agoni olimpici (Roma 1959) [Atti della Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, 8].

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Mouratidis, J. Greek Sports, Games and Festivals before the 8th Century B.C. (1983).

Neils, J. Goddess and Polis: the Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens (1992) . DF123. N45 1992

Neils, J. Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon (1996) . DF123. W67 1996

Nisetich, F. J.Pindar's Victory Songs (1980) . PA4275. E5 N57

Olivova, Vera. Sports and Games in the Ancient World. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985.  GV17. 045 1985

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Parke, H. Athenian Festivals. Ithaca: Cornell University Press

Pearson, J. Arena. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Plato. Symposium. B385. A5 N44 1989

Poliakoff, Michael. Combat Sports in the Ancient World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. GV17. P65 1987

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Raschke, W.J., ed. The Archaeology of the Olympics: the Olympics and Other Festivals in Antiquity. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1988. DF78. A65 1988

Robinson, Rachel S. Sources for the History of Greek Athletics (Cincinnati 1955; Chicago: Ares 1981). GV21. R6 1981  GV21. R6 1955

Ruck, C. A. P., and W. H. Matheson. Pindar: Selected Odes (1968). PA4275. E5 R8

Sansone, David. Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. GV706.8 526 1988

Scanlon, Thomas F. Greek and Roman Athletics. Chicago: Ares, 1984. GV17. 533 1984

Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Quo Vadis. PZ3. S57 Q37

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Swaddling. J. The Ancient Olympic Games. London: Museum Publications, 1980; 2nd. ed., 1999. GV23. S9 1999

Sweet, Waldo. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. GV21. S94 1987

Thompson, Homer A., "The Panathenaic Festival," AA (1961) 224_231.

Touny, A.D. and S. Wenig. Sport in Ancient Egypt (Amsterdam 1970).

Weiler, Ingomar. Der Sport bei den Voelkern der Alten Welt (Darmstadt 1981).

Wiedemann, T. Emperors and Gladiators (1992).

Wistrand, M. Entertainment and Violence in Ancient Rome (1992).

Yalouris, Nicholas (ed.). The Eternal Olympics (New York 1979). D.S. GV23. H5413 1979

Young, David C. The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics (Chicago 1984). GV23. Y7 1984

2. On-line information The Perseus Project: an evolving digital library of classical texts and images.

Argos: search engine for sites on antiquity

The Atrium: for devotees of ancient Greece and Rome http

Roman Sites: a catalog of web sites on Roman antiquity*/home.htmlurope/ancient_rome/E/Roman/RomanSites*/home.html

Voice of the Shuttle: web page for humanities research

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