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

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