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The Naked Olympics

The True Story of the Ancient Games

by Tony Perrottet

  • 200 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Olympic games,
  • Sports,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • Olympics,
  • History / Ancient / General,
  • Olympic games (Ancient)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8020915M
    ISBN 10081296991X
    ISBN 109780812969917

    THE NAKED OLYMPICS: The True Story of the Ancient Games Tony Perrottet Buy this book renders a striking portrayal of the Greek Olympics and their role in the ancient world. While our.   Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race.5/5.

    Along the way, THE NAKED OLYMPICS explores ancient 'gym culture'(including Plato's tips on good pick- up lines to use in the changing rooms), explains the ups and downs of a Greek work- out, visits prototype sports bars where fans could sip wine sold from the back of wagons, and presents athletics coaches who demanded that wrestlers accept /5(2). No other book communicates with such authenticity ' where it all came from, ' back in the days when you didn't need wardrobe malfunctions to get naked."--Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons "The Naked Olympics presents the Greeks in all their glory, brutality, and vulgarity. It is a fascinating Price: $

    1 Discussion Questions for The Naked Olympics Read the following questions and think about them before coming to class this Thursday. I would suggest that you meet with some of your classmates and discuss them. Perhaps one or two of the questions (in some form) will appear on the quiz.   With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling /5(7).


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The Naked Olympics would be just the thing to cover your nakedness as you watch the Athens Olympics or go to visit the ancient site of Olympia – figleaves need not apply. —Paul Cartledge, Professor of Classics, Cambridge University, and author of The Spartans.

The Naked Olympics book. Read 28 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games?With the su /5. Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as Cited by: Tony Perrottet's book (The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, Random House, ) is a fun, almost novel-like description of the ancient Olympics, held in Olympia (not to be confused with Olympus) from around B.C.

until A.D. The Naked Olympics book book's unstated thesis may be that those ancient games had as much ego, politics, and corruption as our modern Olympics have. The Naked Olympics approaches the Olympic Games day by day, to recreate for the first time the actual experience of visiting the ultimate sporting extravaganza from the point of view of the ancient spectators who flocked there generation after generation, the beleaguered event organizers in the religious sanctuary of Olympia, and the famous Greek athletes themselves, who competed entirely.

The Naked Olympics is basically a very readable historical account of what it was like to actually attend the Olympic festival in ancient Greece. It describes what it was like to be both a spectator and athlete, and goes through in detail the various events that comprised the Ancient Olympic Games.

Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today’s Games and an unforgettable guide to the world’s first and most influential athletic festival. "Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in.

- from THE NAKED OLYMPICS, on the conditions facing the spectators. Perhaps could also describe the ambience surrounding modern-day after-Christmas sales.

With THE NAKED GAMES, author Tony Perrottet repeats what he previously did with Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists, i.e.

take the reader back to the good old days. In this /5(46). The Olympics may not be fully nude anymore, but that doesn't mean that our gaze upon the thousands of athletic bodies from around the globe doesn't still have the ability to change the minds of. Here we will review The Naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet.

Check out the Triumphal Reads website - You can connect with me on - Goo. The Naked Olympics would be just the thing to cover your nakedness as you watch the Athens Olympics or go to visit the ancient site of Olympia - figleaves need not apply.

—Paul Cartledge, Professor of Classics, Cambridge University, and author of The SpartansBrand: Random House Publishing Group. A Look at the 'Naked Olympics' The laurels of victory and the agony of defeat.

Passionate fans, corruption and overpriced food. It's been 2, years since the first Olympic games -.

It appears I've only read one Olympics related book. I've added it. Book is about a young woman who trains for the Olympics. Kind of creepy. She is backed by a guy with genetic theories he wishes to prove through her, by having her go and win massive amounts of medals.

Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as. SOME EXTRA SOURCES "Book Discussion On 'The Naked Olympics -- The True Story,'" C-Span Video Library, Aug "The Naked Olympics," CBS News, December 5, "A Look At The 'Naked Olympics,'" Talk Of The Nation, June 9, Stefan Lovgren, "Ancient Olympics Mixed Naked Sports, Pagan Partying," National Geographic News, Aug   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet,Random House edition, in English The naked Olympics ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: Mr. Perrottet talked about his book The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, published by Random spoke about how the Olympics we.

The stark-naked games on the dedicated naturist Abrico beach in Grumari, in the west zone of Rio, are a far cry from the rigorous and heavily contested Olympics.

Pictured, Team GB. The Naked Olympics NPR coverage of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. No other book communicates with such authenticity ' where it all came from, ' back in the days when you didn't need wardrobe malfunctions to get naked." —Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons "The Naked Olympics presents the Greeks in all their glory, brutality, and vulgarity.

It is a fascinating. The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   This is a wonderfully researched, very well written book about the classical Greek athletic culture, filled with snippets that will be great around dinner tables during the Olympics -- the naked pankration must have been quite dangerous for the naked males, while the erotic potential of the all-women wrestling matches at Sparta brought droves Cited by:   What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games?With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again.

The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling /5(7).