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Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

by Stephen G. Miller

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Published by Classical Press of Wales .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Social history,
  • Europe - Greece,
  • History - General History,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • History,
  • Festivals,
  • Greece,
  • Olympic games (Ancient),
  • Sports,
  • To 1500

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBen Brown (Contributor), Nigel B. Crowther (Contributor), Kate de Costa (Contributor), John Davidson (Contributor), Paul Donnelly (Contributor), Kevin Fewster (Contributor), Sarah Kenderdine (Contributor), Helmut Kyrieleis (Contributor), David J. Phillips (Editor), David Pritchard (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9639190M
    ISBN 100954384512
    ISBN 109780954384517

    David M. Pritchard is Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at the University of Queensland. He has authored Sport, Democracy, and War in Classical Athens, edited War, Democracy, and Culture in Classical Athens, and coedited Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World. Reviews: “Pritchard has written an important book on Athenian public finances. Sport and Society in Ancient Greece provides a concise and readable introduction to ancient Greek sport. It covers such topics as the links between sport, religion and warfare, the origins and history of the Olympic games, and the spirit of competition among the Greeks.

    Ancient World Alive is featuring Jeff Dejardins ' great article on the fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the financial affairs of the Empire.. The article was initially published 18 February in as a part of The Money Project which " aims to use intuitive visualizations to explore ideas around the very concept of mo. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Greek athletic sports and festivals".

    Ancient Greek Events: The son of Zeus started a sporting festival in honor of his father in B.C. and nowadays these are known as the ancient Greek Olympic Games. These games took place near Mt Olympus which was where the Greek gods resided and ruled over their people in Greek mythology. To demonstrate the growth and sophistication of ancient sport studies, this chapter surveys Greek athletics and Roman spectacles from their origins to their overlap in the Roman Empire. It notes trends, debates, and new discoveries (e.g., of victory epigrams, agonistic inscriptions, gladiator burials). Revisionists are exposing traditional ideologies of sport and spectacle rooted in Victorian.


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Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World by Stephen G. Miller Download PDF EPUB FB2

The 15 illustrated chapters of this collection not only explore many aspects of the ancient Olympics and the rich programme of competitive festivals in democratic Athens but also the broader religious, social and political contexts in which sport and festival flourished in ancient Greece.

The book shows how the values of sport pervaded Greek society and helped to create Cited by: Buy Sport And Festival In The Ancient Greek World Book at Easons This is a collection of 16 thematically linked articles inspired by the Sydney Olympic Games of Its international cast includes leading authorities in the study of ancient Greek sport.

It considers how sport and festival affected the. Sport and festival in the ancient Greek world. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales ; Oakville, CT: Distributor in the U.S., David Brown Book Co., (OCoLC) Online version: Sport and festival in the ancient Greek world. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales ; Oakville, CT: Distributor in the U.S., David Brown Book Co., (OCoLC) Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World - Ben Brown - Google Books.

How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city. How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture. This.

In this lavishly illustrated book, a world expert on ancient Greek athletics provides the first comprehensive introduction to the subject, vividly describing ancient sporting events and games and exploring their impact on art, literature, and politics. Sport and festival in the ancient Greek world / edited by David J.

Phillips and David Pritchard Classical Press of Wales Swansea Australian/Harvard Citation Phillips, David. The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World provides an updated introduction to over 2, years of ancient history on this topic.

Author Donald G. Kyle takes readers from the early civilizations of the Ancient Near East, through Greek and Hellenistic times, and up to the waning days of the Roman s: 4.

The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks.

Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World. New Perspectives. The Panathenaea (Ancient Greek: Παναθήναια, "all-Athenian festival") was the most important festival for Athens and one of the grandest in the entire ancient Greek world.

Except for slaves, all inhabitants of the polis could take part in the festival. This holiday of great antiquity is believed to have been the observance of Athena's birthday and honoured the goddess as the city's.

In Greek antiquity, athletic festivals under the name of "Olympic games", named in imitation of the original Olympic games at Olympia, were held in various places all over the Greek of these are only known to us by inscriptions and coins; but others, as the Olympic festival at Antioch, obtained great these Olympic festivals had been established in several places, the.

Phillips and Pritchard, Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World, pp Part two is broken up into chapters four and five. Patrick O’Sullivan in chapter four focuses on Pindar’s poetry during the Olympics. Pindar writes about the victors return to their polis and the rewards they obtain.

Victors are greeted with gifts and statues. This is a readable, up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the history of sport and spectacle in the ancient world from the Ancient Near East through Greek and Hellenistic times and into the Roman Empire.

Covers athletics, combat sports, chariot racing, beast fights and gladiators/5(1). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.

Contents: Introduction: ancient sport history --Why sport history?--Word games: conceptualizing sport and spectacle --Challenges: evidence, chronology, and modernism --Sports and spectacles as cultural performances --Greece and Rome: positive and negative.

A GREEK ATHLETIC FESTIVAL - Athletics in the Ancient World - by E. Norman Gardiner The trees at its foot still mark the site of the ancient grove that gave to the precinct its name of the Altis. There was no wall round it in the fifth century, only perhaps a hedge marking its boundary.

the sport of kings in the Greek world; for only the. Delia, ancient quadrennial festival of the Ionians, held on Delos (hence the name) in honour of the Greek god Apollo. The local title was Apollonia, which seems always to have been used for the corresponding yearly festival.

It later declined along with the political importance of Ionia but was. Paul Christesen is Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College.

He is the author of Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History (), Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds (), and numerous articles and chapters on Greek historiography, ancient Greek history, and ancient sport.

Donald G. Kyle is Professor and former Chair of History at the University. This book provides a concise and readable introduction to ancient Greek sport.

It covers such standard topics as the links between sport, religion and warfare, the origins and history of the Olympic games, and the spirit of competition among the Greeks/5(2). This book is the only up-to-date general introduction to ancient Greek sport now available in English.

Its subjects include the origins and history of the Olympic games, athletic nudity, professionalism, and the place of women in Greek sport. Accessible to nonspecialists, its overall perspective Price: $ Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities.

Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East.

Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function of competition and violent games in ancient society; on the social 4/5(1).World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

Become a World Book Insider. Stay up to speed on all we have to offer-plus activities, crafts, and blogs for parents and educators in our newsletter.The World Book Encyclopedia says, "Early societies used sports to train people for survival and for war. Then, as people learned to live together more peacefully, sports festivals developed.

The first recorded Olympic Games took place in Greece in B.C." (Article "Sports").