Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Destiny Books
Количество страниц: 256
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An in-depth guide to the modern practice of Greek martial arts and their beginnings in ancient Greece and Egypt. Examines the correlation between ancient depictions of one-on-one combat and how martial arts are practiced today. Explores the close relationship between Greek martial arts and spiritual practice. Distinguishes between Pammachon (martial arts) and Pankration (combat sports). The ancient friezes and decorative motifs of ancient Greece contain abundant scenes of combat, one-on-one and hand-to-hand. In The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece, the authors offer close inspection of these depictions to reveal that they exactly correlate to the grappling and combat arts as they are practiced today. They also show that these artifacts document the historical course of the development of both the weaponry of the warrior classes and the martial responses those weapons required when fighting hand-to-hand. The depiction of each...