References for issue 5

Issue 5: Greek Athletic Contests

Murray Dahm: Competing for the gods

  • Mark Golden, Greek sport and social status (2008)
  • Stephen G. Miller, Ancient Greek athletics (2004)
  • Stephen G. Miller, Arete. Greek sports from ancient sources (2004³)

Sidney E. Dean: Victory laps. The origins of the Pythian Games

  • W. Broad, The Oracle: The Science Behind Delphi and its Lost Secrets (2007)
  • J. Fontenrose, Python: A Study of Delphic Myth and its Origins (1959)
  • M. Gimbutas, The Language of the Goddess (1991)
  • M. Gimbutas, The Living Goddesses (1999)
  • R. Graves, The Greek Myths (1962)
  • R. Graves, The White Goddess: A Poetical Grammar of Myth (1948)
  • J. Pedley, Sanctuaries and the Sacred Groves in the Ancient Greek World (2005)
  • D. Rayor, The Homeric Hymns: A Translation with Introduction and Notes (2004)
  • E. Rohde, Psyche: Seelencult und Unsterblichkeitsglaube der Griechen (1908)
  • M. Scott, Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World (2014)
  • P. Valavanis, Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens (2004)

Museum Piece: Agony: the Laocoon Group

  • Mary Beard, “Arms and the Man: The restoration and reinvention of classical sculpture”, in: Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations (2013)

Andrei Pogacias: Between Arrows and Ice. Ovid in Exile

  • Barbara Weiden Boyd (ed.), Brill’s Companion to Ovid (2002)
  • Katharina Volk, Ovid (2010)
  • Peter Knox, A Companion to Ovid (2009)
  • Philip Hardie, The Cambridge Comapnion to Ovid (2003)

Gareth Williams: Second to none: Pindar’s victory odes

Translations taken from

  • W.H.S. Jones, Pausanias: Description of Greece, Loeb Classical Library (2000)
  • Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Sophocles: Electra, Loeb Classical Library (1997)
  • William H. Race, Pindar: Pythian Odes, Loeb Classical Library (2012)
  • David A. Campbell, Greek Lyric: Bacchylides, Loeb Classical Library (2006)

Also relevant

  • Mark Golden, Sport and Society in Ancient Greece (1998)
  • Zahra Newby, Athletics in the Ancient World (2006)

Jordan Henderson: Isthmian brawlers

  • Steve Craig, Sports and games of the ancients (2002)
  • Stephen G. Miller, Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources (2012)
  • Michael B. Poliakoff, Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture (1995)

Manolis Peponas: A look at local competitions. An inscription from Rhodes

  • Vassileia Kontorini, Ανέκδοτες Επιγραφές Ρόδου ΙΙ (“Unpublished inscriptions from Rhodes”) (1989)

Boed Marres, A new window on Antiquity. The first fruits of DNA-research

  • Jean Mango, Ancestral journeys. The peopling of Europe from the first venturers to the Vikings (2014²)

Marc DeSantis: Ancient origins. Puzzling over the Indo-European enigma

  • David W. Anthony, The Horse, the Wheel, and Language (2007)
  • Ewen Callaway, “Steppe Migration Rekindles Debate on Language Origin”, Nature, 18 February 2015.
  • Ewen Callaway, “DNA Data Explosion Lights up the Bronze Age”, Nature, 10 June 2015
  • Luca Cavalli-Sorza e.a., The History and Geography of Human Genes (1994)
  • Barry Cunliffe, Europe Between the Oceans (2008)
  • Marija Gimbutas, The Civilization of the Goddess (1991)
  • J.P. Mallory, In Search of the Indo-Europeans (1989)
  • Colin Renfrew, Archaeology and Language (1987)
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