...a valuable contribution not only to the study of athletics but more importantly to our understanding of Greek cultural identity during the Empire Andrew Erskine, Journal of Roman Studies a well-illustrated book Christopher Barnard and Katherine Clarke, Greece and Rome particularly good on Greek athletics and the Western Empire Glen Bowersock, Times Literary Supplement Convincing and extremely well-read, [Newby] establish[es] significant reinterpretations of later athletic history, art and literature...Essential for scholars of ancient literature, art and sport...tempting us with stimulating new approaches. Donald G. Kyle, Classical Journal [a] solid work(s) of scholarship...remind(s) us of the hard and physical aspect of ancient culture, too often centred on warlike competitiveness. Antiquity 80
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is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick.