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Athletics and literature in the Roman empire

Author: Jason König
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the first to the third century A.D. Greek athletics flourished as never before. This book offers new readings of those developments. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, it sheds new light on practices of athletic competition and athletic education in the Roman Empire. In addition it examines the ways in which athletic activity was represented within different texts and contexts, and the controversies it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason König
ISBN: 0521838452 9780521838450 9780521070089 0521070082
OCLC Number: 57574569
Description: xix, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Lucian and Anacharsis : gymnasion education in the Greek city --
Models for virtue : Dio's 'Melankomas' orations and the athletic body --
Pausanias and Olympic Panhellenism --
Silius Italicus and the athletics of Rome --
Athletes and doctors : Galen's agonistic medicine --
Philostratus' gymnasticus and the rhetoric of the athletic body --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Jason König.
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Examination of Greek athletics in the Roman Empire and how they were represented in the literature of the period.  Read more...

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