Campaign agones: Towards a classification of Greek athletic competitions


Mann, Christian


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7146/classicaetmediaevalia.v68i0.113922
URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/53306
Additional URL: https://tidsskrift.dk/classicaetmediaevalia/articl...
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-533066
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: Classica et Mediaevalia
Volume: 68
Issue number: 68 (2020)
Page range: 99-117
Place of publication: Copenhagen
Publishing house: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISSN: 2596-7932
Related URLs: https://www.academia.edu/41543674/Campaign_agones_Towards_a_classification_of_Greek_athletic_competitions
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Alte Geschichte, Archäologie (Mann 2011-)
Pre-existing license: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Subject: 900 History
Abstract: At several occasions during his campaigns, Alexander the Great staged gymnic, hippic and musical competitions. Until now scholars have assumed that the king founded new festivals, but the ancient evidence makes it quite clear that it were singu-lar, non-recurrent events. Competitions like that, for which I suggest the term “cam-paign agones”, are also known from other Greek armies. “Campaign agones” should be added to the well-known categories (competitions at recurrent festivals, funeral con-tests, gymnasium agones) as a distinct, although less important, category in the Greek agonistic world.

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