Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds: Volume 2: Greek Athletic Identities and Roman Sports and Spectacle by Thomas F. ScanlonSport in the Greek and Roman Worlds: Volume 2: Greek Athletic Identities and Roman Sports and Spectacle by Thomas F. Scanlon

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From the identity of Greek athletes and the place of Greek games in the Roman era to forms, functions, and venues of Roman spectacles, this second volume of Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds contains eleven articles and chapters of enduring importance to the study of ancient Greek and Romansport, a field located at a crucial intersection of social history, archaeology, literature, and other aspects of those cultures.The studies have been updated with addenda by the original authors, and four of the articles that were originally published in German have been translated into English here for the first time. The studies, selected for breadth and importance of historical topics, include: the economics, status,gender, and training of ancient athletes; the place of Greek athletes in the Roman era; the evolution of Roman games from Etruscan customs and of the Roman arena from earlier traditions; the monetary prices of gladiators; the role of animal games in Rome; and the Roman team sport of chariot racing.A companion first volume complements this one with studies on Greek sport in its epic, heroic, and Bronze Age origins; the ancient Olympics in its relation to religion, politics, and diversity of competitors; Greek events in track and field and equestrian events. The articles in both volumes offeran excellent starting point to inspire newcomers to the study of ancient sport, and to give students and scholars an informative set of models for present knowledge and future research.
Thomas Scanlon is a Professor of Classics and director of the Programme in Comparative Ancient Civilizations at the University of California, Riverside.
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Title:Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds: Volume 2: Greek Athletic Identities and Roman Sports and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:August 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198703783

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PrefaceIntroductionGreek Sports: Identity, Status, and the AthleteT. F. Scanlon: Introduction1. H. W. Pleket: On the Sociology of Ancient Sport2. D. C. Young: Professionalism in Archaic and Classical Greek Athletics3. W. Decker: Gymnasion4. T. Scanlon: Racing for HeraGreek Sports in the Roman EraT. F. Scanlon: Introduction5. C. Mann: Greek Sport and Roman Indentity: the certamina athletarum at Rome6. U. Sinn: Olympia and the curia athletarum in RomeEtruscan and Roman Sports and SpectacleT. F. Scanlon: Introduction7. G. Gori: Etruscan Sports and Festivals8. K. Welch: The Roman Arena in Late-Republican Italy: a New Interpretation9. M. Carter: Gladiatorial Ranking and the SC de Pretiis Gladiatorium Minuendis (CIL II 6278 = ILS 5163)10. D. G. Kyle: Animal Spectacles in Ancient Rome: Meat and Meaning11. H. A. Harris: The Organization of Roman RacingBibliographyIndex