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James Romm: Olympia, 26 May 2022

Olympia: A Cultural History 
by Judith M. Barringer.
Princeton, 281 pp., £28, January, 978 0 691 21047 6
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... facets – archaeological, political, social, religious – in depth over the longue durée’. Judith Barringer skirts the topic of sport to avoid repeating what’s already well documented, and instead probes mythic and historical levels of meaning. Exploring Olympia this thoroughly requires enormous breadth. The evidence comes not only from ...

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