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Author Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957-
Title The victor's crown : how the birth of the Olympics and the rise of the Roman games changed sport for ever / David Potter.
Publication Info London : Quercus, 2012.


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Descript xxx, 416 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Note First published: 2011.
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.
Note 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.
ISBN 9780857382009 (pbk.)
0857382004 (pbk.)
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Author Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957-
Subject Sports -- History -- To 1500.
Sports -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Rome -- Civilization.
Greece -- Civilization.
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization.
Descript xxx, 416 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Note First published: 2011.
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.
Note 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.
ISBN 9780857382009 (pbk.)
0857382004 (pbk.)
Author Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957-
Subject Sports -- History -- To 1500.
Sports -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Rome -- Civilization.
Greece -- Civilization.
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization.
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 BJL 3rd Floor  GV 573 P8  8 WEEK LOAN  AVAILABLE

Subject Sports -- History -- To 1500.
Sports -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Rome -- Civilization.
Greece -- Civilization.
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization.
Descript xxx, 416 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Note First published: 2011.
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.
Note 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.
ISBN 9780857382009 (pbk.)
0857382004 (pbk.)

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