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- DescriptionThis book presents the first comprehensive study of how and why athletic contests, a characteristic aspect of Greek culture for over a millennium, disappeared in late antiquity. In contrast to previous discussions, which focus on the ancient Olympics, the end of the most famous games is analysed here in the context of the collapse of the entire international agonistic circuit, which encompassed several hundred contests. The first part of the book describes this collapse by means of a detailed analysis of the fourth- and fifth-century history of the athletic games in each region of the Mediterranean: Greece, Asia Mir, Syria, Egypt, Italy, Gaul and rthern Africa. The second half continues by explaining these developments, challenging traditional theories (especially the ban by the Christian emperor Theodosius I) and discussing in detail both the late antique socio-ecomic context and the late antique perceptions of athletics.
- Author BiographySofie Remijsen is a Junior Professor in the Department of History at the University of Mannheim.
- Author(s)Sofie Remijsen
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication28/05/2015
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Series TitleGreek Culture in the Roman World
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 b/w illus. 6 maps
- Weight710 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine24 mm
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