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    Sport and Society in Ancient Greece (Key Themes in Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) Mark Golden, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey

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    DescriptionSport and Society in Ancient Greece provides a concise and readable introduction to ancient Greek sport. It covers such topics as the links between sport, religion and warfare, the origins and history of the Olympic games, and the spirit of competition among the Greeks. Its main focus, however, is on Greek sport as an arena for the creation and expression of difference among individuals and groups. Sport not only identified winners and losers. It also drew boundaries between groups (Greeks and barbarians, boys and men, males and females) and offered a field for debate on the relative worth of athletic and equestrian competition. The book includes guides to the ancient evidence and to modern scholarship on the subject.


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    Title
    Sport and Society in Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Golden, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521497909
    ISBN 10: 0521497906
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 306.4
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, 1DVG
    DC21: 796.0938
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: S, NHB, NHC
    Edition
    2
    Illustrations note
    p, tables, 9 pls
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This book reveals a thorough and refreshing respect for both the topic and the reader. Golden clearly understands and enjoys his subject, and he wants the reader to understand and enjoy it as well ... It must then be regarded as a highly successful addition to that series [Key Themes in Ancient History].' Tim Devlin, Prudentia
    Table of contents
    1. Ways of seeing Greek sport; 2. The evidence and its limits; 3. Reflections of victory in literature and art; 4. Divisions of age and sex; 5. Class differences, dissent, democracy; Conclusion; Bibliographical essay.