P. Christesen, D. G. Kyle, A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

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Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle (éd.), A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Malden, MA, Oxford, Chichester, 2013.

Éditeur : Wiley-Blackwell
680 pages
ISBN : 978-1-4443-3952-9

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle.

- Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
- Includes contributions from a range of international scholars with various Classical antiquity specialties
- Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin
- Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing, and a detailed index to increase accessibility and assist researchers

Table of Contents
List of Figures

List of Maps and Plans

Notes on Contributors


General Introduction
Paul Christesen and Donald G. Kyle

Section I Greece

Part I T he Background

1 Greek Athletic Competitions: The Ancient Olympics and More
Donald G. Kyle

2 Sport in the Aegean Bronze Age
Jeremy Rutter

3 Sport in the Early Iron Age and Homeric Epic
Timothy P. J. Perry

4 Representations of Sport in Greek Literature
Nigel Nicholson

5 Picturing Victory: Representations of Sport in Greek Art
Jenifer Neils

6 Inscriptions as Evidence for Greek Sport
H. W. Pleket

7 Recent Trends in the Study of Greek Sport
Ingomar Weiler

Part II Places

8 Panhellenic Athletics at Olympia
Thomas Heine Nielsen

9 Sport and Society in Sparta
Paul Christesen

10 Sport, Society, and Politics in Athens
Donald G. Kyle

11 Athletic Festivals in the Northern Peloponnese and Central Greece
David Gilman Romano

12 Sport and Society in the Greek West
Carla M. Antonaccio

Part III People, Settings, Ideas

13 Sport and Democratization in Ancient Greece (with an Excursus on Athletic Nudity)
Paul Christesen

14 Growing Up with Greek Sport: Education and Athletics
Werner Petermandl

15 Eros and Greek Sport
Andrew Lear

16 Greek Female Sport: Rites, Running, and Racing
Donald G. Kyle

17 People on the Fringes of Greek Sport
Christian Mann

18 The Greek Stadium as a Reflection of a Changing Society
Stephen G. Miller

19 The Social Life of Greek Athletic Facilities (other than Stadia)
Michael Scott

20 The Role of Religion in Greek Sport
Sarah C. Murray

21 Ancient Critics of Greek Sport
Zinon Papakonstantinou

22 Sport, Spectacle, and Society in Ancient Macedonia
Winthrop Lindsay Adams

Part IV Later Greek Sport and Spectacle

23 Greek Sport in Egypt: Status Symbol and Lifestyle
Sofie Remijsen

24 Sport in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor
H. W. Pleket

Section II Rome

Part I The Background

25 Overview of Roman Spectacle
Roger Dunkle

26 Etruscan Sport
Giampiero Bevagna

27 Writing Arenas: Roman Authors and Their Games
Zara Martirosova Torlone

28 Representations of Spectacle and Sport in Roman Art
Steven L. Tuck

29 Material Evidence for Roman Spectacle and Sport
Gregory S. Aldrete

30 Trends in the Study of Roman Spectacle and Sport
Jerry Toner

Part II Spectacles and Sport in Rome

31 Gladiatorial Combat as Alluring Spectacle
Garrett G. Fagan

32 Women with Swords: Female Gladiators in the Roman World
Stephen Brunet

33 Roman Chariot Racing: Charioteers, Factions, Spectators
Sinclair Bell

34 Roman Beast Hunts
Chris Epplett

35 Spectacular Executions in the Roman World
Chris Epplett

36 Greek Sports in Rome
Hugh M. Lee

Part III People, Settings, Ideas

37 Amphitheaters in the Roman World
Hazel Dodge

38 Venues for Spectacle and Sport (other than Amphitheaters) in the Roman World
Hazel Dodge

39 People on the Margins of Roman Spectacle
Rose MacLean

40 Religion and Roman Spectacle
John Zaleski

41 Ancient Critics of Roman Spectacle and Sport
Kathryn Mammel

Part IV Later Roman Spectacle and Sport

42 Romanization through Spectacle in the Greek East
Michael J. Carter

43 Spectacle and Sport in Constantinople in the Sixth Century ce
David Alan Parnell


Paul Christesen is Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History (2007), Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds (2012), and numerous articles and chapters on Greek historiography, ancient Greek history, and ancient sport.

Donald G. Kyle is Professor and former Chair of History at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of Athletics in Ancient Athens (1987), Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome (1998), Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World (Wiley Blackwell, 2007), and numerous articles and chapters on ancient sport history.



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