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    DescriptionHow is sport in contemporary society related to sport in earlier civilizations? Why is the expenditure of energy involved in sport considered exhilarating, while the equivalent expenditure of energy in other contexts can be dispiriting? David Sansone offers answers to these questions and advances a revolutionary thesis to account for the widespread phenomenon of sport. Drawing upon ethnological findings to demonstrate the ritual character of sport, he explores the relationship between ancient Greek sport and sacrificial ritual and traces elements common to both back to primitive origins.

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    Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Sansone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 36 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520080959
    ISBN 10: 0520080955

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM, WS
    LC classification: GV
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 796
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A09160000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC20: 796.0938
    Thema V1.0: S, JHM, NHTB, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    with 24 figs.
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    22 December 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Sansone is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana.
    Review quote
    "One of the most provocative interpretations of the origins and nature of early and all sport to appear in decades."--Allen Guttmann, "Journal of Sport History