Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire

Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire

by Jason Konig
     
 

Examination of Greek athletics in the Roman Empire and how they were represented in the literature of the period.See more details below

Overview

Examination of Greek athletics in the Roman Empire and how they were represented in the literature of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521838450
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Greek Culture in the Roman World Series
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Lucian and Anacharsis: gymnasion education in the Greek city; 3. Models for virtue: Dio's Melankomas and the athletic body; 4. Pausanias and Olympic panhellenism; 5. Silius Italicus and the athletics of Rome; 6. Athletes and doctors: Galen's agonistic medicine; 7. Philostratus' Gymnasticus and the rhetoric of the athletic body; Conclusion.

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