A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman by Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle PDF

By Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle

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A spouse to activity and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a sequence of essays that follow a socio-historical standpoint to myriad points of historic activity and spectacle.

  • Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
  • Includes contributions from a number foreign students with quite a few Classical antiquity specialties
  • Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to check game in towns and territories in the course of the Mediterranean basin
  • Features a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and a close index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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2nd ed. Darmstadt. Section I Greece part I The Background chapter 1 Greek Athletic Competitions The Ancient Olympics and More Donald G. 2 In the present day, on the other hand, most people are unfamiliar with the “nuts and bolts” of ancient Greek sport. This essay, accordingly, provides a basic overview of the contests, contexts, categories, terms, and rules of sport in Archaic and Classical Greece (700–323 bce). It focuses on “ ­ athletics,” a term derived from the Greek words for contest (athlos) and prize (athlon) (Scanlon 2002: 7–9; Kyle 2007: 9–11).

Spivey, N. 2012. The Ancient Olympics. 2nd ed. Oxford. Young, D. 1984. The Olympic Myth of Greek Amateur Athletics. Chicago. Weiler, I. 1988. Der Sport bei den Völkern der alten Welt. Eine Einführung. 2nd ed. Darmstadt. Section I Greece part I The Background chapter 1 Greek Athletic Competitions The Ancient Olympics and More Donald G. 2 In the present day, on the other hand, most people are unfamiliar with the “nuts and bolts” of ancient Greek sport. This essay, accordingly, provides a basic overview of the contests, contexts, categories, terms, and rules of sport in Archaic and Classical Greece (700–323 bce).

147–8). Nigel Nicholson’s Chapter 4 concentrates on uses of sport in Greek literature. An advocate of New Historicism, Nicholson surveys various types of Greek literature to demonstrate the subtleties and intertextuality of the relevant texts. Much of his essay is devoted to a careful exploration of the representation of boxing in epinikian odes. Nicholson focuses on three traits that are assigned to boxing in those odes (beauty, moral excellence, and skill), and persuasively argues that the representation of boxing in epinikian odes formed part of larger debates over both the meaning of sport and the distribution of social and political power.

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