Another informative and engrossing read by tony perrottet as informative as his book about following in the footsteps of ancient roman tourists route 66 ad and written without academic jargon perrottet guides us through how the judges the priests the athletes the spectators and the refreshment and souvenir sellers may have experienced the five days of the ancient olympic games . The naked olympics by tony perrottet what was it like to attend the ancient olympic games as the summer olympics return to athens tony perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the greek games begin again the acclaimed author of pagan holiday brings attitude erudition and humor to the fascinating story of the original olympic festival tracking the event day by day to re create the experience in all its compelling spectacle. Peeling away the layers of myth perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience including the round the clock bacchanal inside the tents of the olympic village the all male nude workouts under the statue of eros and historys first corruption scandals involving athletes featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts plato socrates and herodotus the naked olympics . The naked olympics the true story of the ancient games author perrottet tony publisher random house trade paperbacks publication date 2004 buy this book 1800 plus shipping by purchasing books through this website you support our non profit organization ancient history encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners recommended by . Tony perrottet is the author of off the deep end pagan holiday the naked olympics and napoleons privates he lives in new york city praise for the naked olympics the true story of the ancient games
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