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Title A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity / edited by Paul Christesen and Donald G. Kyle
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 658 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Contents General Introduction / Paul Christesen and Donald G. Kyle -- Section One. Greece -- Part One. The Background -- Greek Athletic Competitions : The Ancient Olympics and More / Donald G. Kyle -- Sport in the Aegean Bronze Age / Jeremy B. Rutter -- Sport in the Early Iron Age and Homeric Epic / Timothy P.J. Perry -- Representations of Sport in Greek Literature / Nigel Nicholson -- Picturing Victory : Representations of Sport in Greek Art / Jenifer Neils -- Inscriptions as Evidence for Greek Sport / H.W. Pleket -- Recent Trends in the Study of Greek Sport / Ingomar Weiler -- Part Two. Places -- Panhellenic Athletics at Olympia / Thomas Heine Nielsen -- Sport and Society in Sparta / Paul Christesen -- Sport, Society, and Politics in Athens / Donald G. Kyle -- Athletic Festivals in the Northern Peloponnese and Central Greece / David Gilman Romano -- Sport and Society in the Greek West / Carla M. Antonaccio -- Part Three. People, Settings, Ideas -- Sport and Democratization in Ancient Greece (with an Excursus on Athletic Nudity) / Paul Christesen -- Growing Up with Greek Sport : Education and Athletics / Werner Petermandl -- Eros and Greek Sport / Andrew Lear -- Greek Female Sport : Rites, Running, and Racing / Donald G. Kyle -- People on the Fringes of Greek Sport / Christian Mann -- The Greek Stadium as a Reflection of a Changing Society / Stephen G. Miller -- The Social Life of Greek Athletic Facilities (other than Stadia) / Michael Scott -- The Role of Religion in Greek Sport / Sarah C. Murray -- Ancient Critics of Greek Sport / Zinon Papakonstantinou -- Sport, Spectacle, and Society in Ancient Macedonia / Winthrop Lindsay Adams -- Part Four. Later Greek Sport and Spectacle -- Greek Sport in Egypt : Status Symbol and Lifestyle / Sofie Remijsen -- Sport in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor / H.W. Pleket -- Section Two. Rome -- Part One. The Background -- Overview of Roman Spectacle / Roger Dunkle -- Etruscan Sport / Giampiero Bevagna -- Writing Arenas : Roman Authors and Their Games / Zara Martirosova Torlone -- Representations of Spectacle and Sport in Roman Art / Steven L. Tuck -- Material Evidence for Roman Spectacle and Sport / Gregory S. Aldrete -- Trends in the Study of Roman Spectacle and Sport / Jerry Toner -- Part Two. Spectacles and Sport in Rome -- Gladiatorial Combat as Alluring Spectacle / Garrett G. Fagan -- Women with Swords : Female Gladiators in the Roman World / Stephen Brunet -- Roman Chariot Racing : Charioteers, Factions, Spectators / Sinclair Bell -- Roman Beast-Hunts / Chris Epplett -- Spectacular Executions in the Roman World / Chris Epplett -- Greek Sports in Rome / Hugh M. Lee -- Part Three. People, Settings, Ideas -- Amphitheaters in the Roman World / Hazel Dodge -- Venues for Spectacle and Sport (other than Amphitheaters) in the Roman World / Hazel Dodge -- People on the Margins of Roman Spectacle / Rose MacLean -- Religion and Roman Spectacle / John Zaleski -- Ancient Critics of Roman Spectacle and Sport / Kathryn Mammel -- Part Four. Later Roman Spectacle and Sport -- Romanization through Spectacle in the Greek East / Michael Carter -- Spectacle and Sport in Constantinople in the Sixth Century CE / David Alan Parnell
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sports -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History.
Sports -- Social aspects -- Rome -- History.
Sports -- Greece -- History.
Sports -- Rome -- History.
Greece -- Social conditions -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- Social life and customs.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Christesen, Paul, 1966- editor
Kyle, Donald G., editor
LC no. 2013029872
ISBN 1118609964 (electronic book)
1118610059 (electronic book)
1118610865 (electronic book)
1306118816 (electronic book)
9781118609965 (electronic book)
9781118610053 (electronic book)
9781118610862 (electronic book)
9781306118811 (electronic book)