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ERIC Number: ED133306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 18
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Criticisms of Segal's Interpretation of the Ancient Greek Pentathlon.
Barney, Robert Knight
This paper examines the ancient Greek pentathlon as it was conducted during the Olympic games. The pentathlon was comprised of five sub-exercises: (1) the jump; (2) the discus throw; (3) the javelin throw; (4) the stade run; and (5) wrestling. Using scholarship in the fields of archaeology, ancient poetry and legends, and pictorial evidence such as paintings on vases, the author disputes some of the findings of other scholars on this subject, particularly those of Erich Segal of Yale University. A bibliography accompanies the paper. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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