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The Naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet
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Excellent "you are there" type of book that takes you on a tour of what the old games must have been like. We are shown a religious festival filled with blood and gore, and also a celebration filled with wild debauchery. The winners were immortalized in history, the losers often sank into a deep depression. If you think you might read or if you have read Steven Saylor's _The Seven Wonders_, this is a marvelous book to read before/after in order to get further background on the games and Phidias’ statue of Zeus.
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