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Athletics and Literature in the Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 0521838452

ISBN-13: 9780521838450

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jason K�nig, Susan E. Alcock, Jas' Elsner, Simon Goldhill

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Description:

Greek athletics flourished more in the Roman empire than ever before. Jason Knig offers an exciting new cultural history of the athletics of this period, setting out neglected evidence for athletic festivals and athletic education. He also explores the way in which discussion of athletics, a highly controversial subject, could become entangled in wider debates in Greek and Roman culture.
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Book details

List price: $154.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Jason König is Senior Lecturer in Greek at the University of St Andrews.

Introduction
Lucian and Anacharsis: gymnasion education in the Greek city
Models for virtue: Dio's Melankomas and the athletic body
Pausanias and Olympic panhellenism
Silius Italicus and the athletics of Rome
Athletes and doctors: Galen's agonistic medicine
Philostratus' Gymnasticus and the rhetoric of the athletic body
Conclusion