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Description - Greek Athletics in the Roman World by Zahra Newby

The enduring importance of Greek athletic training and competition during the period of the Roman Empire has been a neglected subject in past scholarship on the ancient world. This book examines the impact that Greek athletics had on the Roman world, approaching it through the plentiful surviving visual evidence, viewed against textual and epigraphic sources. It shows that the traditional picture of Roman hostility has been much exaggerated. Instead Greek athletics came to exercise a profound influence upon Roman spectacle and bathing culture. In the Greek east of the empire too, athletics continued to thrive, providing Greek cities with a crucial means of asserting their cultural identity while also accommodating Roman imperial power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199279302
ISBN-10: 0199279306
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 196mm x 23mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zahra Newby

Zahra Newby is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick.

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