Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle's A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman PDF

By Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle

ISBN-10: 1118610865

ISBN-13: 9781118610862

ISBN-10: 1444339524

ISBN-13: 9781444339529

A better half to game and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a sequence of essays that practice a socio-historical standpoint to myriad points of old recreation and spectacle.
Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
Includes contributions from more than a few overseas students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to envision activity in towns and territories through the Mediterranean basin
Features quite a few illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and a close index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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An advocate of New Historicism, Nicholson surveys various types of Greek literature to demonstrate the subtleties and intertextuality of the relevant texts. Much of his essay is devoted to a careful exploration of the representation of boxing in epinikian odes. Nicholson focuses on three traits that are assigned to boxing in those odes (beauty, moral excellence, and skill), and persuasively argues that the representation of boxing in epinikian odes formed part of larger debates over both the meaning of sport and the distribution of social and political power.

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