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COMPETING FOR THE GODS
THEME: In this issue, we take a look at Greek athletic contests: The Pythian Games, The Nemean Games, The Isthmian Games, and more.
Competing for the gods The four Crown Games
Victory laps The origins of the Pythian Games
Second to none? Pindar’s victory odes
Isthmian brawlers Theagenes and Kleitomachos
Agony The Laocoon group
Between arrows and ice Ovid in exile
A new window on Antiquity First fruits of DNA-research
Prolegomena Editorial, on the cover, and more Reviews Two books about the Roman Empire
The hoplite race The armed race of Nemea
A look at local competitions An inscription from Rhodes
Perpetual holiday The Olympian Games of Antioch
Ancient origins Puzzling over the Indo-European enigma
The philosophy of Zeno A competition on soberness
How do they know? How to date ancient wood
FROM PYTHON TO APOLLO A look at the mythological origins of Delphi’s Pythian Games
FLEET OF FOOT Reconstructing the hoplitodromos (armed footrace) of Nemea
PEOPLE OF THE WAGON What do we really know about the mysterious Indo-Europeans?
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