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Author Newby, Zahra.

Title Greek athletics in the Roman world : victory and virtue / Zahra Newby
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Series Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Contents 1. Introduction : Greeks, Romans, and athletics in the Roman world -- 2. Greek athletics in the heart of Rome -- 3. Visualizing athletics in the Roman baths -- 4. Idealized statues in Roman villas -- 5. Training warriors : the merits of a physical education -- 6. The Athenian Ephebeia : performing the past -- 7. Olympia and Pausanias' construction of Greece -- 8. Gymnasia, festivals, and euergetism in Asia minor -- 9 . Conclusions
Summary Includes information on Athens, baths, boxing, Capitoline games at Rome, crowns, discus thrower statue, festivals, Gaul, gymnasium, Hadrian, Heracles, homoeroticism, identity, Myron, Nero, Olympic games, Ostia, Pausanias, Philostratus, Polycletius, Pomeii, Rome, sculpture, Sparta, theatre, victory statues, villas, etc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Athletics -- Social aspects -- Greece.
Athletics -- Greece -- Philosophy.
Athletics -- Rome.
Nationalism and sports -- Greece.
Rome -- Civilization -- Greek influences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191515574
1429470909 (electronic bk.)
9781429470902 (electronic bk.)