By Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle
A significant other to activity and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity offers a sequence of essays that practice a socio-historical standpoint to myriad elements of historic game and spectacle.
Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire
Includes contributions from quite a number foreign students with a number of Classical antiquity specialties
Goes past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to envision activity in towns and territories during the Mediterranean basin
Features a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and support researchers
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10 describes the Olympic venue) lacked a central dividing barrier to prevent head-on collisions. Sophocles (Electra 681–756) recounts a fictional tethrippon at Delphi in which only 1 of 10 chariots finishes the race and in which multiple crashes result in fatalities among the drivers. The bloody wreckage in this race is worthy of the Roman circus, but this poetic account was credible – and entertaining – to Greeks in the fifth century. 7,000 meters) long. Slender, youthful jockeys, bareback with no saddle or stirrups but with goads and spurs, are sometimes depicted nude but may not have ridden so.
A companion to sport and spectacle in Greek and Roman antiquity by Paul Christesen, Donald G. Kyle