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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Asterix, Carnival, and the Wonder of Everyday Life

Jeremy Barris.

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

August 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12252 words.

This chapter looks at how René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's Asterix novels present a charmingly silly world. It specifically examines Asterix at the Olympic Games, illustrating how its...

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Douglas Kerr.

in Conan Doyle

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10106 words.

This chapter starts with Conan Doyle's enthusiastic participation in all kinds of sports, most particularly boxing and cricket. Sports – increasingly popular, organized, and codified –...

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