Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kylea€™s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. a€c Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks a€c Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the othera€™s entertainment a€c Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response a€c 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


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