The Games at Athens (Agora Picture Book #25) (Paperback)

The Games at Athens (Agora Picture Book #25) By Jenifer Neils, Stephen V. Tracy Cover Image
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This attractive book presents a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held at Athens every four years in honor of the city's patron goddess, Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices, and other activities, the Greater Panathenaia involved all the residents of Athens; not just adult males but women, children, metics (resident aliens), foreigners, and even slaves. The facilities, administration, program events, prizes, and associated monuments are described.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780876616413
ISBN-10: 0876616414
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athen
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Agora Picture Book