Sport and Society in Ancient Greece

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 10, 1998 - History - 216 pages
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This is new to the Key Themes in Ancient History series, a range of books designed for students and teachers of ancient history, aimed at providing a readable, authoritative and concise introduction to some of the major topics in Greek and Roman history. In Sport and Society in Ancient Greece , the author addresses such important themes as the link between sport, religion and warfare and the games as an arena for expression of difference between individuals or groups, while providing a guide to the ancient evidence and to the current state of thinking on the subject. He also evaluates the significance of these themes in our understanding of ancient culture. The book contains a useful bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading, a complete list of works cited and a nice calendar of important dates for the evidence.
  

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Contents

Ways of seeing Greek sport
1
The evidence and its limits
46
Reflections of victory in literature and art
74
Divisions of age and sex
104
Class difference dissent democracy
141
Conclusion
176

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