The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyleas award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. ac Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks ac Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the otheras entertainment ac Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response ac Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structuresR. Lattimore). Analogous to war booty, Achillesa#39; prizes are trophies, symbols of victory over an opponent. ... Prizes allow the peaceful redistribution of a dead mana#39;s prestige goods or the formation, renewal, or repair of social ties. Some of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World|
|Author||:||Donald G. Kyle|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2014-11-05|