Arete Greek Sports from Ancient Sources

ISBN-10: 0520274334
ISBN-13: 9780520274334
Edition: 4th 2012
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Description: From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organised contests of the Roman world, Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources, including Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon & Xenophon on female body building.

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organised contests of the Roman world, Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources, including Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon & Xenophon on female body building.

Abbreviations
Foreword
Introduction
The Earliest Days of Greek Athletics: 1-2
Nudity and Equipment: 3-19
The Events at a Competition
Running: 20-31
Wrestling: 32-36
Boxing: 37-43
Pankration: 44-46
Pentathlon: 47-65
Equestrian: 66-72
Herald and Trumpeter: 73-74
Music: 75-76
Poetry and Prose Composition: 77-78
Acting: 79
Painting: 80
Organization of a Panhellenic Festival
Preparations at the Site: 81-82
Preparations of the Athletes: 83-86
The Truce: 87-89
Preliminaries: Registration and Certification: 90-94
Schedule, Heats, and Pairings: 95-99
Prohibitions and Penalties: 100-104
Officials: 105-109
Rewards for Victory: 110-118
Local Festivals
The Panathenaic Games of Athens: 119-123
The Eleutheria of Larissa in Thessaly: 124-126
The Bomonikai of Sparta: 127
The Role of the Games in Society: 128-148
Women in Athletics: 149-162
Athletes and heroes: 163-175
Ball Playing: 176-178
Gymnasion, Athletics, and Education: 179-189
The Spread of Greek Athletics in the Hellenistic Period: 190-199
Greek Athletics in the Roman Period: 200-204
Amateurism and Professionalism: 205-223
Nationalism and Internationalism: 224-231
Relations between the Panhellenic Sanctuaries: 232-236
Relations between City-States and the Panhellenic Sanctuaries: 237-242
Relations between City-States at the Panhellenic Sanctuaries: 243-247
Beauty and Reality: 248-256
Appendix: The Olympian and Pythian Programs
Select Bibliography
Index and Glossary
Sources for the Chapter-Opening Sketches

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