“The Myth of the Olympics by Jasper Griffin” | The New York Review of Books

“There are those, said Plato, who go to the Olympics to compete; there are those who go to watch; and there are those who go to buy and sell things. Of the three, he characteristically adds, the noblest are those who go to watch, for their activity is closest to pure contemplation, the highest activity of the human mind.”

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Source: The Myth of the Olympics by Jasper Griffin | The New York Review of Books

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