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    The Olympic Games, ancient and modern

    Humphries, Mark (2004) The Olympic Games, ancient and modern. The Word, 53 (8). pp. 4-6.

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    In August 2004, Athens will host the twenty-eighth modern Olympic Games. In the run-up to the event, much is being made of the fact that this year’s Olympiad will see the games returning to Greece, where the first modern games were held in 1896, and where the very notion of the Olympics originated in antiquity. But to what extent, if any, do the modern Games resemble the ancient Olympic festival?

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Olympics
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Ancient Classics
    Item ID: 370
    Depositing User: M Humphries
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2006
    Journal or Publication Title: The Word
    Publisher: Divine Mission
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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