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Arete : Greek Sports from Ancient Sources - Expanded Edition

Arete : Greek Sports from Ancient Sources - Expanded Edition - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0520241541

Cover of Arete : Greek Sports from Ancient Sources - Expanded Edition 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0520241541)
ISBN13: 978-0520241541
ISBN10: 0520241541
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 2004
International: No

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Arete : Greek Sports from Ancient Sources - Expanded Edition - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520241541

Stephen G. Miller

ISBN13: 978-0520241541
ISBN10: 0520241541
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: University of California Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. With nearly 50 percent more texts than the highly successful second edition, this new version of Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the concepts of virtue, skill, pride, valor, and nobility embedded in the word arete are only part of the story from antiquity.

Author Bio

Miller, Stephen G. :

Stephen G. Miller is Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, and has been for more than 30 years the director of the excavations at Nemea. He is the author of Ancient Greek Athletics (2004) and Excavations at Nemea II: The Early Hellenistic Stadium (California, 2001) and the general editor of Excavations at Nemea III: The Coins (California, 2004).

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