Books by Nigel Spivey

Nigel Spivey is the author of The Ancient Olympics: A History, among other books. A professor of classics at Cambridge, Spivey, born in 1958, will be the host of a forthcoming public-television documentary about the origins of art and how it defines us as


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Released: July 5, 2016

"Anyone with the slightest curiosity about ancient classics will love this book. Shelve next to the work of Mary Beard."
A grand "traverse of classical civilization." Read full book review >
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Released: June 8, 2005

"A version better suited to young adult readers suckled on lots of telly."
The classic Greek tales retold as smoldering, campy romance. Read full book review >
THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS by Nigel Spivey
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Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An essential resource: always reliable and instructive, often entertaining. (20 b&w illustrations)"
Just in time for the Summer Olympics, a fresh new history of the games that begot all of today's quadrennial pomp, circumstance, competition, and urine-testing. Read full book review >