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Greek Athletics in the Roman World: Victory and Virtue (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation) Hardcover – December 22, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0199279302 ISBN-10: 0199279306 Edition: 1st

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...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

About the Author

Zahra Newby is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick.

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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation
  • Hardcover: 329 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199279306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199279302
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.1 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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