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Anastasia Bakogianni (The Open University): Paragraph 3 (section 7)
Sir Roger Bannister: Ethics in the modern and ancient Games (interview, section 3)
Dr Armand D’Angour (Jesus College, University of Oxford): Pindaric odes (accompaniment to interview, section 9)
Stefan Hagel (Universität Wien, Austria): Composition of aulos music for the javelin and discus animations (section 5.2)
Michael Hush (The Open University): ‘So what’s the difference: Wheel designs: modern bicycles and Ancient Greek tethrippa’ (section 6.1)
Jason König (St Andrews University): Cultural significance of the Olympics in Ancient Greece and Rome – Olympic quotes interactive element (section 2); Ancient Olympics time line (section 2); ‘So what’s the difference? The modern gym and the Ancient gymnasion’ (section 4); interactive map – Principal Ancient Greek athletic festivals (section 3).
Caspar Meyer (Birkbeck University): The use of statues to commemorate Olympic victories (section 9)
Sonya Nevin (Roehampton University): Paragraphs one and three (section 7); paragraph five (section 2)
Zahra Newby (Warwick University): Map illustrating the geographical diversity of Ancient Olympic athletes and graph illustrating the number of recorded victors from the Ancient Olympics (section 2)
Carolyn Price (The Open University): ‘Highlight: the morality of violence in sport’ (section 8.2)
Heather Reid (Morningside College, United States): ‘So what’s the difference? Modern and Ancient Greek celebrations of victory in sport’ (section 9)
Emma Stafford (University of Leeds): ‘Highlight: Hercules and Pelops – founding heroes’ (section 5); paragraph two (section 7)
Figure 6: (right) public domain; (left) Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter in Museum of Modern Art.
Figures 7, 14 and 15: courtesy of the British Museum.
Figure 9: Emma Stafford.
Figure 10 (left) made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) © Steve Ryan; (right) Harvard University Art Museum, inv. no. 1933.
Figure 11: photo © Treasury of archaeological receipts, Athens National Museum.
Figure 12: Image courtesy of www.HolyLandPhotos.org.
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Figure 16: (left) Pete D/Flickr; (right) British Museum.
Figure 17: (left) made available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) © Duncan Rawlinson; (right): © photo unknown.
We thank Elton Barker, Valerie Hope, Jessica Hughes, Paula James, John James, James Robson and Naoko Yamagata for their comments and input.
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