By Zahra Newby

The iconic significance of Greek athletic education and pageant in the course of the interval of the Roman Empire has been a overlooked topic in earlier scholarship at the historical global. This ebook examines the influence that Greek athletics had at the Roman international, coming near near it during the ample surviving visible proof, considered opposed to textual and epigraphic resources. It exhibits that the conventional photo of Roman hostility has been a lot exaggerated. as a substitute Greek athletics got here to workout a profound impression upon Roman spectacle and bathing tradition. within the Greek east of the empire too, athletics persevered to thrive, supplying Greek towns with a very important technique of saying their cultural id whereas additionally accommodating Roman imperial power.

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