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Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire
     

Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire

by Jason Konig, Jas' Elsner, Susan E. Alcock
 

ISBN-10: 0521838452

ISBN-13: 9780521838450

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Greek athletics flourished more in the Roman empire than ever before. Jason König offers an exciting new cultural history of the athletics of this period, setting out neglected evidence for athletic festivals and athletic education. He also explores the way in which discussion of athletics, a highly controversial subject, could become entangled in wider

Overview

Greek athletics flourished more in the Roman empire than ever before. Jason König offers an exciting new cultural history of the athletics of this period, setting out neglected evidence for athletic festivals and athletic education. He also explores the way in which discussion of athletics, a highly controversial subject, could become entangled in wider debates in Greek and Roman culture.

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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