By Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle
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
Read Online or Download A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity PDF
Best miscellaneous books
'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural associations with an international succeed in. every one is characterized by way of ritualised functionality and through the ecstatic devotion of its fans, even if within the activities area or the cathedral of worship. This attention-grabbing assortment is the 1st to check, intimately, the connection among those cultural associations from a global, religiously pluralistic point of view.
It may be as playful as a celebration video game, or as lifeless severe as army education for a coming deployment. yet no matter what your method of paintball or Airsoft, there are principles to profit, strategies to grasp, adaptations to find, and gear to contemplate. And in each example, Paintball and Airsoft conflict strategies has the solutions.
Your advisor to America's favourite FirearmFrom the wearing clays classes to looking fields forged and west, americans love their shotguns. Now Gun Digest brings you a devoted examine sleek carrying shotguns. With every little thing from how one can increase your capturing to principles for dampening cringe, the Gun Digest publication of carrying Shotguns grants what you should be a greater shotgunner and indicates you what is available to buy without delay.
Announcing that the 1977 AFC champion Denver Broncos have been the tipping aspect for the transformation of Denver, Colorado from cowtown to modern activities and leisure mecca, writer Terry Frei presents an intimate examine the workforce and the town it introduced jointly at a time of serious switch. besides profiles of mythical gamers, Frei describes Denver's evolving politics and tradition within the overdue Nineteen Seventies because the Broncos make their approach to their first great Bowl.
- The Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge
- The Global Football League: Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age
- Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory
- Sport in the Soviet Union
- The SAGE dictionary of sports studies
Additional resources for A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity
Dunkle, R. 2008. Gladiators: Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome. Harlow, UK. Edwards, C. 1997. ” In J. Hallett and M. , 66–95. Fagan, G. 2011. The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games. Cambridge. General Introduction 15 Farrington, A. 1997. ” Tyche 12: 15–46. Fournaraki, E. and Z. Papakonstantinou, eds. 2011. Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece. London. Futrell, A. 2006. The Roman Games: A Sourcebook. Malden, MA. Gardiner, E. N. 1930.
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.
And M. Skinner, eds. 1997. Roman Sexualities. Princeton. Holowchak, M. , ed. 2002. Philosophy of Sport: Critical Readings, Crucial Issues. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Hornblower, S. and C. Morgan, eds. 2007. Pindar’s Poetry, Patrons, and Festivals: From Archaic Greece to the Roman Empire. Oxford. Kitroeff, A. 2004. Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. New York. König, J. 2005. Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire. Cambridge. Kyle, D. 2007. Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World.
A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity by Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle