Download PDF by Stephen G. Miller,Paul Christesen: Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources

By Stephen G. Miller,Paul Christesen

ISBN-10: 0520274334

ISBN-13: 9780520274334

From the casual video games of Homer's time to the hugely prepared contests of the Roman international, Miller has compiled a trove of historical assets: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle at the pentathlon, Philostratos at the trading of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on girl physique development. Arete offers readers an soaking up lesson within the tradition of Greek athletics from the best of lecturers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the strategies of advantage, ability, satisfaction, valor, and the Aristocracy embedded within the be aware arete are just a part of the tale from antiquity. This bestselling quantity at the tradition of Greek athletics is up-to-date with a brand new preface via major pupil Paul Christesen that discusses the book's persisted significance for college students of historical athletics.

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