The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics and Greek Culture

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Tyrrell (classics, Michigan State U.) deploys references from the popular media of the day to piece together a picture of Greek athletics and the changes it underwent through the Archaic and Classical periods, the eighth to the fourth century BCE. He finds that 19th- and 20th-century advocacy of Olympic amateurism, supported by erroneous attributio

The Smell of Sweat: Greek Athletics and Greek Culture 2004, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780865165533

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