First published in 1898, this book explores the various athletic practices and methods of physical training employed by the ancient Greeks, written by Edward Marwick Plummer. This fantastic 78-page guide looks at the history and driving forces behind physical activity in Ancient Greece, particularly the how, why, when, and with what they trained their bodies to perfection. A timeless book not to be missed by those with an interest in gymnastics, athletics, and their origins in the ancient world. Contents include: “I. Athletic Games Among the Homeric Heroes”, “II. The Olympic Games in Ancient Times”, “III. The Olympic Games in Ancient Times”, and “IV. Toys and Games for Children Among the Ancient Hellenes”. Read & Co. History is republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with the extract ‘Classical Games’ by Francis Storr.