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Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue (Zahra Newby) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199279302
Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue (Zahra Newby) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199279302
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Title: Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue

Author: Newby, Zahra

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199279302

Volumes: 1; Pages: 400

List Price in Cloth: $175.00 Our price: $142.99

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The enduring importance of Greek athletic training and competition during the period of the Roman Empire has been a neglected subject in past scholarship on the ancient world. This book examines the impact that Greek athletics had on the Roman world, approaching it through the plentiful surviving visual evidence, viewed against textual and epigraphic sources. It shows that the traditional picture of Roman hostility has been much exaggerated. Instead Greek athletics came to exercise a profound influence upon Roman spectacle and bathing culture. In the Greek east of the empire too, athletics continued to thrive, providing Greek cities with a crucial means of asserting their cultural identity while also accommodating Roman imperial power.Contents1. Introduction: Greeks, Romans, and Athletics in the Roman WorldI. Athletics in the Roman West2. Greek Athletics in the Heart of Rome3. Visualizing Athletics in the Roman Baths4. Idealized Statues in Roman VillasII. Athletics and Identity in the Greek East5. Training Warriors: The Merits of a Physical Education6. The Athenian Ephebeia: Performing the Past7. Olympia and Pausanias' Construction of Greece8. Gymnasia, Festivals, and Euergetism in Asia MInor9. Conclusions
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