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Sport and spectacle in the ancient world

Author: Donald G Kyle
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Ancient cultures (Malden, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* A readable, illustrated, up-to-date discussion of ancient public, competitive physical performances. * Covers athletics, combat sports, chariot racing, beast fights and gladiators. * Traces the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G Kyle
ISBN: 9780631229704 0631229701 9780631229711 063122971X
OCLC Number: 191858172
Description: xv, 403 p. : ill., cartes.
Contents: Origins and essences : early sport and spectacle --
Late bronze age Minoans, Hittites, and Mycenaeans --
Sport in Homer : contests, prizes, and honor --
Archaic Greece : athletics in an age of change --
In search of the ancient olympics --
Ancient Olympia and its games --
Panhellenic sacred crown games --
Athens : city of contests and prizes --
Spartan sport and physical education --
Greek athletes : myths, motives, and mobility --
Females and Greek athletics --
Macedon and Hellenistic sport and spectacle --
The Roman Republic : festivals, celebrations, and games --
Late Republic and Augustus : spectacles, politics, and empire --
Spectacle, sport, and the Roman Empire.
Series Title: Ancient cultures (Malden, Mass.)
Responsibility: Donald G. Kyle.
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"Whether a fan of sport or not, every reader will find something of interest and value in this book." (The Historian, Spring 2009) Winner of the 2008 Book Award of the North American Society for Read more...

 
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