Hellenistic athletes : agonistic cultures and self-presentation / Sebastian Scharff, University of Trento.

Author
Scharff, Sebastian [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2024.
Description
pages cm

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Summary note
"Approaches Hellenistic sport from the perspective of the athletes and horse owners and their sponsors. Analyzing victory poems as commissioned work, the book reveals the wider social and political impact of athletic achievements at the level of the polis, the region and the empire"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • What's new in Hellenistic athletics?
  • Athlete and Polis. The Hellenistic city as an agonistic community of fame
  • Athlete and koinon. Agonistic success beyond the level of the Polis
  • Victorious Kings. The self-representation of a "New Society of Victors"
  • Becoming Greek through Athletics. The participation of non-Greek victors in Hellenistic games.
ISBN
  • 9781009199957
  • 1009199951
LCCN
2023034018
OCLC
1393077604
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