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Victor's Crown A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium

ISBN-10: 0199842752
ISBN-13: 9780199842759
Edition: 2011
Authors: David Potter
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298

Dr David Potter is the founder of The Cultural Change Company, which specializes in enabling cultural change interventions. He frequently teaches and presents to students on MBA and Executive courses on the topic of cultural change, including at Lancaster University Management School, Queen Mary University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow University Business School. He is a highly experienced corporate strategist and change manager and delivers numerous change management seminars to change leaders in organizations, as well as designing cultural change programmes for a range of blue-chip clients.

List of Illustrations
Maps
Preface
Then and Now
Ashes, Linen and the Origins of Sport
Introduction
Homer and the Bronze Age
Homer and Sport
Olympia
From Myth to History
Olympia in 480 BC
The Olympic Games of 476 BC
The Festival Approaches
Winning
The equestrian events
The pentathlon and the foot races
Nudity
Pain and suffering
Remembering Victory
The athlete as hero
The Emergence of the Panhellenic Cycle
The World of the Gymnasium
Sport and Civic Virtue
Beroia
Getting in Shape and Turning Pro
Roman Games
Greece Meets Rome
Kings and Games
Rome and Italy
Actors and Gladiators
Caesar, Antony, Augustus and the Games
Imperial Games
Watching
The Fan's Experience
Expectations
Crowd Noise
Dreaming of Sport
Images of Sport
Women's Sports
Gladiators
Life as a gladiator
Training and ranking
Dying
Choosing to be a gladiator
Charioteers
Athletes
Athletic guilds
Cheating
Running the Show
Administration
Athletics
Epilogue: The Long End of an Era
Bibliography
Classical Sources
Notes
Index

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