Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

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    The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the AncientWorld updates Donald G. Kyle's award-winning introductionto this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late RomanEmpire. - Challenges traditional scholarship on sport andspectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there wereno sports before the ancient Greeks - Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Romanspectacle and how each culture responded to the other'sentertainment - Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during theLate Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan gamesand the Roman response - Covers topics including violence, professionalism insport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship ofspectacle to political structures

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    Number of Pages: 376
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781118613566
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    Listed in: To c 500 CE
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

    Books by Donald G. Kyle

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