Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

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John Wiley & Sons, 31 դեկ, 2014 թ. - 376 էջ

The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire.

• Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks

• Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment

• Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response

• Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures

 

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Ancient Olympia and Its Games
107
Panhellenic Sacred Crown Games and More
132
City of Contests and Prizes
147
Spartan Sport and Physical Education
175
Heroes Motives Access
190
Females and Greek Sport
209
Macedon and Hellenistic Sport and Spectacle
222
Festivals Celebrations and Games
243
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
328
Romans Christians and Byzantines
329
Ancient Sport and Spectacle
343
List of Figures xii
360
Why Sport History? 4
4
Sports and Spectacles as Cultural Performances
14
Early Sport and Spectacle
22
Late Bronze Age Minoans Hittites and Mycenaeans
37

Spectacles Popular
268
Spectacle Sport and the Roman Empire
289
Contests Prizes and Honor
53
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Donald G. Kyle is Professor, former Chair of History, and Distinguished Teaching Professor 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 co-editor (with Paul Christesen) of A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Wiley-Blackwell 2014).

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