Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, Paperback / softback Book

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World Paperback / softback

Part of the Ancient Cultures series

Description

The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the AncientWorld updates Donald G.

Kyle's award-winning introductionto this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late RomanEmpire. - Challenges traditional scholarship on sport andspectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there wereno sports before the ancient Greeks- Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Romanspectacle and how each culture responded to the other'sentertainment- Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during theLate Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan gamesand the Roman response- Covers topics including violence, professionalism insport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship ofspectacle to political structures

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 376 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ancient history: to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9781118613566

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