The Resource The victor's crown : a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium, David Potter

The victor's crown : a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium, David Potter

Label
The victor's crown : a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium
Title
The victor's crown
Title remainder
a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
David Potter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the role of sport in the classical world from both the competitors' and the spectators' perspectives. Discusses how sport became a social force through its roles in religion, politics, and culture. Includes descriptions of conditioning, training, and competitions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, D. S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV573
LC item number
.P67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Civilization
  • Sports
  • Sport
  • Greece
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Greece
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Byzantinisches Reich
Label
The victor's crown : a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium, David Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ashes, linen and the origins of sport. Introduction -- Homer and the Bronze Age -- Homer and sport -- Olympia. From myth to history -- Olympia in 480 BC -- The Olympic games of 476 BC -- The festival approaches -- Winning: The equestrian events; The pentathlon and the foot races; Nudity; Pain and Suffering -- Remembering victory: The athlete as hero -- The emergence of the Panhellenic Cycle -- The world of the gymnasium. Sport and civic virtue -- Beroia -- Getting in shape and turning pro -- Roman games. Greece meets Rome -- Kings and games -- Rome and Italy -- Actors and gladiators -- Caesar, Antony, Augustus and the games -- Imperial games. Watching -- The fan's experience -- Expectations -- Crowd noise -- Dreaming of sport -- Images of sport -- Women's sports -- Gladiators: Life as a gladiator; Training and ranking; Dying; Choosing to be a gladiator -- Charioteers -- Athletes: Athletic guilds; Cheating -- Running the show: Administration; Athletics
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 416 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199842759
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707266098
  • (OCoLC)ocn707266098
Label
The victor's crown : a history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium, David Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ashes, linen and the origins of sport. Introduction -- Homer and the Bronze Age -- Homer and sport -- Olympia. From myth to history -- Olympia in 480 BC -- The Olympic games of 476 BC -- The festival approaches -- Winning: The equestrian events; The pentathlon and the foot races; Nudity; Pain and Suffering -- Remembering victory: The athlete as hero -- The emergence of the Panhellenic Cycle -- The world of the gymnasium. Sport and civic virtue -- Beroia -- Getting in shape and turning pro -- Roman games. Greece meets Rome -- Kings and games -- Rome and Italy -- Actors and gladiators -- Caesar, Antony, Augustus and the games -- Imperial games. Watching -- The fan's experience -- Expectations -- Crowd noise -- Dreaming of sport -- Images of sport -- Women's sports -- Gladiators: Life as a gladiator; Training and ranking; Dying; Choosing to be a gladiator -- Charioteers -- Athletes: Athletic guilds; Cheating -- Running the show: Administration; Athletics
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 416 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780199842759
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011008813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707266098
  • (OCoLC)ocn707266098

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