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Ancient Greek and Roman Sport  

Donald G. Kyle

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May 2017
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May 2017
To demonstrate the growth and sophistication of ancient sport studies, this chapter surveys Greek athletics and Roman spectacles from their origins to their overlap in the Roman Empire. It ... More

Athletes and Trainers  

Jason König

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
Athletic activity was a major preoccupation of the Greek elite in the imperial period. This chapter looks at the relationship between athletic and intellectual activity, focusing ... More

Horse Racing and Chariot Racing  

Sinclair Bell and Carolyn Willekes

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Aug 2014
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Nov 2014
The horse occupies an important place in human society by serving a variety of functions, whether as a food source or in fulfilling specialized jobs. In ancient Greece, the horse was a ... More

Play and Games  

Joshua Schwartz

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article studies the toys and games of the Jews living in Roman Palestine within a historical framework of toys, games, and play in Graeco-Roman society. The discussion first examines ... More

Theatres, Hippodromes, Amphitheatres, and Performances  

Zeev Weiss

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the various buildings of public spectacles and competitions in Roman Palestine, including theatres and amphitheatres. It first considers the current state of ... More

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