The Art of Running: Learning to Run Like a Greek (Paperback)

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By Andrea Marcolongo, Will Schutt (Translator)
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A runner and a classical scholar, Marcolongo intertwines ancient history with personal memoir as she emotionally and physically prepares herself to run from Marathon to Athens. This book felt delightfully like if What I Talk about When I Talk about Running and Good for a Girl had a baby, and then that baby studied sport and wit directly from the great classic philosophers herself. Excellently written, and a must-read for runners who are also musers.

— From Jess

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Join Andrea Marcolongo, renowned classicist and one of today's most original thinkers on antiquity, for an inspiring journey as she learns to run--and to live--like a Greek.


Why do we run? To what end, all the effort and pain? Wherefore this love of muscle, speed, and sweat? The Greeks were the first to ask these questions, the first to suspend war, work, politics, to enjoy public celebrations of athletic prowess. They invented sport and they were also the first to understand how physical activity connected to our mental well-being.


After a lifetime spent with her head and heart in the books trying to think like a Greek, at a professional and personal crossroads, Andrea Marcolongo set out to learn how to run like a Greek. In doing so, she deepened her understanding of the ancient civilization she has spent decades studying and discovered more about herself than she could ever have dreamed.


In this spirited, generous, and engaging book, Marcolongo shares her erudition and her own journey to understanding that a healthy body is, in more ways than one might guess, a healthy mind.




Product Details
ISBN: 9798889660330
Publisher: Europa Compass
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English