Presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle. Goes beyond the usual concentrations on Olympia and Rome to examine sport in cities and territories throughout the Mediterranean basin. Features a variety of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, internal cross-referencing, and a detailed index to increase accessibility and assist researchers.
Offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on aspects of life in the classical world, from politics, medicine, philosophy, art, and architecture, to history, myth and religion, mathematics, and literature, with biographical entries on the important individuals - both real and mythological - of the period.
Updates Donald G. Kyle's award-winning introduction, covering topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender, and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
The most comprehensive and up-to-date ancient Greek dictionary in the world, covering every surviving ancient Greek author and text discovered up to 1940, from the Pre-Classical Greek of Homer and Hesiod to Classical Greek to the Hellenistic Period, including the Greek Old and New Testaments.