Sport and Society in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521497906
ISBN-13:
9780521497909
Pub. Date:
06/28/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Sport and Society in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521497909
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Series: Key Themes in Ancient History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Ways of seeing Greek sport; 2. The evidence and its limits; 3. Reflections of victory in literature and art; 4. Divisions of age and sex; 5. Class differences, dissent, democracy; Conclusion; Bibliographical essay.

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