The blindfolded book choices continue. From Pioneer Book’s Ancient History section, I grabbed The Ancient Olympic Games, by Judith Swaddling.
This book was exactly what it purported to be, a 120-page overview of what we know about the ancient Olympic games. I learned a lot, and was impressed by the amount of good research and primary sources that Swaddling uses. There were still quite a few times when I felt like she was just making assumptions.
The book was informative, rather dry, and overall worth my time. However, it wasn’t an exciting piece of history.
If anyone has recommendations for good history books, I’m open to them.
The Ancient Olympic Games gets a 3/5.