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    DescriptionGreek athletics offers a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture. Thomas F. Scanlon's comprehensive overview of Greek athletics explores when and how athletics was linked with religion, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer until the Roman period. It presents original findings of importance to all those interested in ancient and modern sports, religion, gender studies, sexuality, and cultural studies generally.

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    Eros and Greek Athletics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas F. Scanlon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 468
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 671 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195149852
    ISBN 10: 0195149858

    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
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    BIC subject category V2: WS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC21: 796.0938
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    DC22: 796.09495
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    Thema V1.0: QDHA, S, QR, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    07 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    certainly an important book: it is the first to address this essential nexus of issues in Greek culture directly...a treasury of detailed accounts of many issues in an important area. Andrew Lear, Classical Studies Everywhere there are intelligent insights ... an important contribution to scholarship in this field. The Journal of Classics Teaching Scanlon's excellent new study of the sexual dimension in Greek sport ... Thomas Scanlon's richly informative book represents a culmination of a lifetime's study of ancient athletics. Erich Segal, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Greek Athletics and Religion ; 3. The Ecumenical Olympics: The Games in the Roman Era ; 4. Athletics, Initiation, and Pederasty ; 5. Racing for Hera: A Girls' Contest at Olympia ; 6. "Only We Produce Men": Spartan Female Athletics and Eugenics ; 7. Race or Chase of "the Bears" at Brauron? ; 8. Atalanta and Athletic Myths of Gender ; 9. Eros and Greek Athletics ; 10. Drama, Death, and Desire in Athletic Performance ; 11. Conclusions