Athletics in the hellenistic world

Publisher: Mann, Christian ; Remijsen, Sofie ; Scharff, Sebastian
Document Type: Book
Year of publication: 2016
Place of publication: Stuttgart
Publishing house: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-515-11571-1 , 978-1-515-11588-9
Publication language: German and English
Institution: School of Humanities > Alte Geschichte, Archäologie (Mann 2011-)
Subject: 930 History of the ancient world to ca. 499, archaeology
Individual keywords (German): Hellenismus , Sport in der Antike
Keywords (English): Hellenistic era , Athletics in Ancient History
Abstract: This is the first book on athletics in the Hellenistic era, with 16 contributions covering a range of historical, archaeological and philological perspectives. Topics discussed in this volume include how agonistic victories were exploited in legitimating (some) Hellenistic kings, the value placed on athletic prowess in the lively urban culture of this time, the role of sport in defining Greek identity, and the changing modes of representation of athletic action in literature and the arts.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

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