2:30pm - 3:45pm
Candler Library 124
This course will introduce students to the history of one of the most important parts of ancient culture. We will learn to understand ancient Greek and Roman sport in its historic context(s) and assess the ancients’ views on and relation to it from our modern perspective(s). Among the topics to be discussed are: the various forms and disciplines of ancient sport; the history and archaeology of the ancient games like the Olympics; the religious, political, and ethical aspects of ancient sport; its societal dimension, including how victors were honored and praised; ancient sport and gender; and the differences between Greek and Roman sport (including gladiatorial games).
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