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