"He will win more competitions" : talent promotion in ancient Greece / by Christian Mann

Mann, Christian

It has long been established that the victors in the ancient Games were seldom amateurs. The Greek cities granted them privileges, but also played a role in fostering talents. Until now this aspect has not been examined. Professor Christian Mann reveals the motivation and financial backing for this practice.

See the issue of the journal "Journal of Olympic history, 25.1, 2017"

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