A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

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Wiley, Nov 8, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 680 pages
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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

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About the author (2013)

Paul Christesen is Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History (2007), Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds (2012), and numerous articles and chapters on Greek historiography, ancient Greek history, and ancient sport.

Donald G. Kyle is Professor and former Chair of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of Athletics in Ancient Athens (1987), Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome (1998), Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World (Wiley Blackwell, 2007), and numerous articles and chapters on ancient sport history.

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