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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Author : Paul Christesen
  • Publsiher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 November 2013
  • ISBN : 1118610865
  • Pages : 680 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing, and a detailed index to increase accessibility and assist researchers


A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Author : Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 07 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKA Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing,


A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Author : Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKA Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing,


A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity
  • Author : Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKA Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing,


Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World
  • Author : Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 31 December 2014
GET THIS BOOKSport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on


Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World
  • Author : Donald G. Kyle
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 18 September 2006
GET THIS BOOKSport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

This is a readable, up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the history of sport and spectacle in the ancient world from the Ancient Near East through Greek and Hellenistic times and into the Roman Empire. Covers athletics, combat sports, chariot racing, beast fights and gladiators. Traces the precursors of Greek and Roman sports and spectacles in the Ancient Near East and the Bronze Age Aegean. Investigates the origins, nature and meaning of sport, covering issues of violence, professionalism, class, gender and eroticism.



Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds
  • Author : Paul Christesen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 15 October 2012
GET THIS BOOKSport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

This book explores the relationship between sport and democratization. Drawing on sociological and historical methodologies and case studies of ancient Greece and nineteenth-century Britain, the author provides a framework for understanding how sport affects the level of egalitarianism in the society in which it is played. He concludes that sport can contribute meaningfully to democratization.


A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities
  • Author : Thomas K. Hubbard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 21 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKA Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world. Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and


Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History

Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History
  • Author : Paul Christesen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 22 October 2007
GET THIS BOOKOlympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History

This book is a comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts. This book offers a fresh perspective on works by familiar writers such



Greek Sport and Social Status

Greek Sport and Social Status
  • Author : Mark Golden
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 15 September 2009
GET THIS BOOKGreek Sport and Social Status

From the ancient Olympic games to the World Series and the World Cup, athletic achievement has always conferred social status. In this collection of essays, a noted authority on ancient sport discusses how Greek sport has been used to claim and enhance social status, both in antiquity and in modern times. Mark Golden explores a variety of ways in which sport provided a route to social status. In the first essay, he explains how elite horsemen and athletes tried to


Plautus and Roman Slavery

Plautus and Roman Slavery
  • Author : Roberta Stewart
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 21 May 2012
GET THIS BOOKPlautus and Roman Slavery

This book offers both a complete history of Roman slavery and an investigation into finding and interpreting evidence of it. Evidence on Roman slavery for the period is minimal. To get at its mechanics and underpinnings, we must look at it indirectly. Slavery is a "relationship" of power, and to study slavery--and not simply masters or slaves--we need to see the interactions of individuals who speak to each other, a rare kind of evidence from the ancient world. Plautus' comedies



The Athlete in the Ancient Greek World

The Athlete in the Ancient Greek World
  • Author : Reyes Bertolín Cebrián
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 02 July 2020
GET THIS BOOKThe Athlete in the Ancient Greek World

In the world of sports, the most important component is the athlete. After all, without athletes there would be no sports. In ancient Greece, athletes were public figures, idolized and envied. This fascinating book draws on a broad range of ancient sources to explore the development of athletes in Greece from the archaic period to the Roman Empire. Whereas many previous books have focused on the origins of the Greek games themselves, or the events or locations where the games


Gladiators

Gladiators
  • Author : Roger Dunkle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 September 2013
GET THIS BOOKGladiators

The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the games delivered a powerful message of Roman power: as a reminder of the wars in which Rome had acquired its empire, the distant regions of its far-flung empire (from where they had obtained wild beasts for the venatio), and the inevitability of Roman justice for criminals and those foreigners who had dared to challenge the empire's