The Greek philosophy of physical education in ancient Athens as compared with the philosophy of physical education in twentieth century United States a study of the Greek and modern idea of physical education as a part of education

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Ethel Kesler (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Ellen Griffin

Abstract: A true understanding of the philosophy of a nation or the philosophy of a part of that nation is not mastered without studying the characteristics and events of the time during which the philosophy is dominant. Thus, in studying the philosophies of physical education in the classical Greek era and in modern America, one must be conversant with the thought, reason, and resulting principles of living which characterize the era. For the history of any civilization is more than a chronology of military achievements, political leaders, governmental systems, and social and economic periods; these national characteristics and events merge to form the observed philosophy of the people—the "why" behind their actions.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1949

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