Greek Athletics

Jason König
Date published: 
May 2013

New in Paperback. This volume brings together a collection of important articles and book extracts by American and European scholars, covering gymnasium education, festival competition and victory, the role of athletic activity in conceptions of ancient identity, and the reception of the ancient athletic heritage in the modern world. 'Provides a good introduction to how the study of ancient athletics intersects with subjects such as the influence of Greek culture on the Roman world and the importance of state-sponsored education in the life of Greek cities.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review