By Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle
A significant other to game and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity offers a chain of essays that practice a socio-historical point of view to myriad features of old activity and spectacle.
- Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
- Includes contributions from a variety of foreign students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
- Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to ascertain game in towns and territories in the course of the Mediterranean basin
- Features a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and help researchers
Read or Download A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) PDF
Best history of sports books
The legacy of the avid gamers who perished within the 1970 Marshall soccer airplane crash transcends wins and losses. Their tragic deaths squashed the possibility of a bloody race insurrection on campus. scholars at Marshall collage had no concept that the terrible occasions at the evening of November 14 could swap their lives endlessly.
The main recognized shot in golfing history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which resulted in victory on the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's approximately most unlikely chip shot within the 1982 U. S. Open—the maximum and so much memorable pictures within the lengthy and storied background of this grand video game are dropped at lifestyles within the entrance 9.
In altering the Playbook , Howard P. Chudacoff delves into the heritage and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that reworked university activities. those alterations concerned primary issues--race and gender, revenue and power--that mirrored societal tensions and, in lots of circumstances, stay pertinent today:the failed 1950 attempt to cross a Sanity Code regulating funds to soccer players;the thorny racial integration of college activities programs;the growth in tv money;the 1984 ultimate courtroom choice that settled who may well keep an eye on skyrocketing media revenues;Title IX's transformation of women's athletics;the dishonest, eligibility, and recruitment scandals that tarnished collage activities within the Eighties and 1990s;the ongoing controversy over paying pupil athletes a percentage of the big moneys harvested via colleges and athletic departments.
Utilizing formerly inaccessible archival records, this examine presents a longitudinal research of the center degrees of Soviet forms accountable for overseeing Olympic game throughout the chilly conflict. Spanning the interval from the USSR’s Olympic debut in 1952 in the course of the 1980 video games held in Moscow, this ebook argues that in the back of the high-profile performances of Soviet elite athletes, a legion of activities directors labored inside of foreign activities agencies and the Soviet party-state to extend Soviet probabilities of good fortune and make Soviet representatives a revered voice in foreign activities.
Extra resources for A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Paul Christesen,Donald G. Kyle