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Kyle, Donald G.

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Kyle, Donald G. - Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, ebook

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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

• Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment

• Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response

• Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures

Keywords: Ancient & Classical Studies, Ancient world, ancient games, gladiators, chariot races, ancient sports, ancient spectacles, Greek Olympics, Greek games, Greek stadium, Olympic games, Roman Colosseum, Roman spectacles

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
2
Series
Ancient Cultures
Page amount
376 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118613801
Printed ISBN
9781118613566

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