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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Edited by: Paul Christesen and Donald G. Kyle
eISBN: 9781444339529
Print publication date: 2014


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444339529.2014.x

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A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of original essays that apply a sociohistorical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Featuring contributions from a wide range of international scholars in various disciplines, readings focus on the status and roles of participants, organizers, and spectators while addressing such themes as class, gender, ethnicity, religion, violence, and more. Introductory essays on the historiography of Greek and Roman sport are followed by specialized readings relating to Greek sports in specific locales such as Athens and Sparta. Subsequent readings relating to the Roman Empire focus on sport and spectacle in the city of Rome and in various Roman cities and provinces. Distinctions between “sport” and “spectacle” are examined and understanding sport and spectacle as part of a broader social canvas, rather than isolated activities, is emphasized. Offering a wealth of new insights, A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity represents an invaluable scholarly contribution to ancient sport studies.

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Christesen, Paul and Donald G. Kyle (eds). A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 20 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444339529_9781444339529>



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