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    Athletics in the Ancient World (Classical World Series) (Paperback) By (author) Zahra Newby

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    DescriptionThe athletic competitions that took place during festivals like that at Olympia, or within the confines of city gymnasia, were a key feature of life in ancient Greece. From the commemoration of victorious athletes in poetry or sculpture to the archaeological remains of baths, gymnasia and stadia, surviving evidence offers plentiful testimony to the importance of athletic activity in Greek culture, and its survival well into the Roman period. This book offers an introduction to the many forms that athletics took in the ancient world, and to the sources of evidence by which we can study it. As well as looking at the role of athletics in archaic and classical Greece, it also covers the less-explored periods of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. The many different aspects of athletics will also be considered - not only the well-known contests of athletic festivals such as the Olympic Games, but also the place of athletic training within civic education and military training, and its integration into the bathing culture of the Roman world.


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    Title
    Athletics in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zahra Newby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853996887
    ISBN 10: 1853996882
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: HBT, WS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 796.0938, 796.093
    LC classification: GV573 .N48 2006
    Thema V1.0: S, NHD, NHC, NHT
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    24 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bristol Classical Press
    Publication date
    26 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Zahra Newby is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at University of Warwick. She is the author of articles on athletics, sport and art in the ancient world and of Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue (2005).