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Sport and spectacle in the ancient world, Donald G. Kyle

Label
Sport and spectacle in the ancient world
Title
Sport and spectacle in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Donald G. Kyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kyle, Donald G
Dewey number
796.0938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV573
LC item number
.K95 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient cultures
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Sports
Label
Sport and spectacle in the ancient world, Donald G. Kyle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-388) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : ancient sport history -- Why sport history? -- Word games : conceptualizing sport and spectacle -- Challenges : evidence, chronology, and modernism -- Sports and spectacles as cultural performances -- Greece and Rome : positive and negative classicism -- Sports as spectacles, spectacles as sport -- 1. Origins and essences : early sport and spectacle -- Mesopotamian combat sports and running -- Egypt : from hunting to sporting pharaohs -- Royal hunts as a Near Eastern tradition -- States and sports, empires and spectacles -- 2. Late Bronze Age Minoans, Hittites, and Mycenaeans -- Minoan performances : rites, contests or spectacles? -- Hittite contests? -- Mycenaean contests? -- A sporting Mediterranean world -- 3. Sport in Homer : contests, prizes, and honor -- Funeral games for Patroklos : prizes and reconciliation -- The Odyssey : sport and returning home -- Epic sport as spectacle --
  • 4. Archaic Greece : athletics in an age of change -- Factors in the growth of athletics -- Nudity, democracy, and Eros -- Funeral games and city-state prizes -- The coming of age of Greek sport -- 5. In search of the Ancient Olympics -- The Olympics of illusion and allusion -- Modern myths and invented traditions -- The quagmire of Olympic origins : explanations and excavations -- 6. Ancient Olympia and its games -- The physical context : sanctuary and facilities -- The Olympic festival : operation and administration -- The program of contests -- Olympia and spectacle : politics, problems, and performances -- 7. Panhellenic sacred crown games -- Pythian games -- Isthmian games -- Nemean games -- Panhellenic variations and more -- 8. Athens : city of contests and prizes -- The Panathenaic games : sacred and civic athletics -- Other athletic festivals -- Athletic facilities -- Politics, patronage, and sport -- Athenian athletes and athletes at Athens -- Critics and popular attitudes --
  • 9. Spartan sport and physical education -- Physical education : building the body politic -- Spartan athletics -- Kyniska and spartan chariot racing at Olympia -- Not so strange Greeks -- 10. Greek athletes : myths, motives, and mobility -- Athletic stars and stories -- Pindar on victory and glory -- Athletes and social history -- Democratization and athletics -- 11. Females and Greek athletics -- Girls' races and the Heraia -- Women at the male Olympics? -- Virgin Olympic spectators? -- 12. Macedon and Hellenistic sport and spectacle -- Philip II : Proclaiming Greekness through games -- Alexander the Great : becoming Near Eastern through spectacles -- Hellenistic sport and spectacle -- The Hellenistic model -- 13. The Roman republic : festivals, celebrations, and games -- Etruscan sport and spectacle : Greek gifts and Roman roots? -- Roman festivals and entertainments -- Chariot racing at Rome -- Triumphs : spectacles of military victory -- Hunts and beasts : conquests and games -- Gladiators : rites and combats -- Romans and Greek sport -- Roman-Hellenistic spectacular discourse --
  • 14. Late republic and Augustus : spectacles, politics, and empire -- The meaning of gladiatorial combat : infamy and virtue -- Sulla, Pompey, and Caesar : magnificence and munificence -- Augustus : unification and imperial rule through shows -- 15. Spectacle, sport, and the Roman Empire -- Emperors, spectacles, and scandals -- Days at the track : chariot racing -- Imperial triumphs -- Gladiators, arenas, and empire -- Beast hunts : nature and empire -- Spectacular executions : beasts, criminals, and social order -- Greek games in the Roman Empire -- Assimilation and accommodation -- Conclusion : ancient sport and spectacle
Control code
ocm63116432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 403 p.
Isbn
9780631229711
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037144
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63116432
Label
Sport and spectacle in the ancient world, Donald G. Kyle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-388) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : ancient sport history -- Why sport history? -- Word games : conceptualizing sport and spectacle -- Challenges : evidence, chronology, and modernism -- Sports and spectacles as cultural performances -- Greece and Rome : positive and negative classicism -- Sports as spectacles, spectacles as sport -- 1. Origins and essences : early sport and spectacle -- Mesopotamian combat sports and running -- Egypt : from hunting to sporting pharaohs -- Royal hunts as a Near Eastern tradition -- States and sports, empires and spectacles -- 2. Late Bronze Age Minoans, Hittites, and Mycenaeans -- Minoan performances : rites, contests or spectacles? -- Hittite contests? -- Mycenaean contests? -- A sporting Mediterranean world -- 3. Sport in Homer : contests, prizes, and honor -- Funeral games for Patroklos : prizes and reconciliation -- The Odyssey : sport and returning home -- Epic sport as spectacle --
  • 4. Archaic Greece : athletics in an age of change -- Factors in the growth of athletics -- Nudity, democracy, and Eros -- Funeral games and city-state prizes -- The coming of age of Greek sport -- 5. In search of the Ancient Olympics -- The Olympics of illusion and allusion -- Modern myths and invented traditions -- The quagmire of Olympic origins : explanations and excavations -- 6. Ancient Olympia and its games -- The physical context : sanctuary and facilities -- The Olympic festival : operation and administration -- The program of contests -- Olympia and spectacle : politics, problems, and performances -- 7. Panhellenic sacred crown games -- Pythian games -- Isthmian games -- Nemean games -- Panhellenic variations and more -- 8. Athens : city of contests and prizes -- The Panathenaic games : sacred and civic athletics -- Other athletic festivals -- Athletic facilities -- Politics, patronage, and sport -- Athenian athletes and athletes at Athens -- Critics and popular attitudes --
  • 9. Spartan sport and physical education -- Physical education : building the body politic -- Spartan athletics -- Kyniska and spartan chariot racing at Olympia -- Not so strange Greeks -- 10. Greek athletes : myths, motives, and mobility -- Athletic stars and stories -- Pindar on victory and glory -- Athletes and social history -- Democratization and athletics -- 11. Females and Greek athletics -- Girls' races and the Heraia -- Women at the male Olympics? -- Virgin Olympic spectators? -- 12. Macedon and Hellenistic sport and spectacle -- Philip II : Proclaiming Greekness through games -- Alexander the Great : becoming Near Eastern through spectacles -- Hellenistic sport and spectacle -- The Hellenistic model -- 13. The Roman republic : festivals, celebrations, and games -- Etruscan sport and spectacle : Greek gifts and Roman roots? -- Roman festivals and entertainments -- Chariot racing at Rome -- Triumphs : spectacles of military victory -- Hunts and beasts : conquests and games -- Gladiators : rites and combats -- Romans and Greek sport -- Roman-Hellenistic spectacular discourse --
  • 14. Late republic and Augustus : spectacles, politics, and empire -- The meaning of gladiatorial combat : infamy and virtue -- Sulla, Pompey, and Caesar : magnificence and munificence -- Augustus : unification and imperial rule through shows -- 15. Spectacle, sport, and the Roman Empire -- Emperors, spectacles, and scandals -- Days at the track : chariot racing -- Imperial triumphs -- Gladiators, arenas, and empire -- Beast hunts : nature and empire -- Spectacular executions : beasts, criminals, and social order -- Greek games in the Roman Empire -- Assimilation and accommodation -- Conclusion : ancient sport and spectacle
Control code
ocm63116432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 403 p.
Isbn
9780631229711
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005037144
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)63116432

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