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8 Mann / Remijsen / Scharff Athletics in the Hellenistic World Athletics Alte Geschichte Franz Steiner Verlag in the Hellenistic World Edited by Christian Mann, Sofie Remijsen and Sebastian Scharff the editors Christian Mann, Professor of Ancient History, University of Mannheim. Sofie Remijsen, Junior Professor of Ancient History, University of Mannheim. Sebastian Scharff, Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Mannheim. 2016 366 Seiten mit 16 s/w-Abbildungen, 38 s/w-Fotos und 10 Tabellen € 62,– 978-3-515-11588-9 e-book 978-3-515-11571-1 gebunden Christian Mann / Sofie Remijsen / Sebastian Scharff (ed.) Athletics in the Hellenistic World This is the first book on athletics in the Hellenistic era, with 16 contributions covering a range of historical, archaeological and philological perspectives. Previous scholarship has focused primarily on the classical age and the Roman imperial period, but it was in the Hellenistic age that Greek sport saw several important developments: the spread of Greek athletic culture in the East following the campaigns of Alexander the Great, the foundation of new athletic contests, and the emergence of a professional association of athletes. Topics discussed in this volume include how agonistic victories were exploited in legitimating (some) Hellenistic kings, the value placed on athletic prowess in the lively urban culture of this time, the role of sport in defining Greek identity, and the changing modes of representation of athletic action in literature and the arts. In emphasizing the central place of athletics in Greek culture, these papers offer new insights and will have farreaching implications for our understanding of the wider political and social history of the Hellenistic period. Contents Christian Mann: Sport im Hellenismus: Forschungsstand und Forschungsperspektiven | Thomas Heine Nielsen: Reflections on the Number of Athletic Festivals in Prehellenistic Greece | Onno M. van Nijf / Christina G. Williamson: Connecting the Greeks: Festival Networks in the Hellenistic World | Bram Fauconnier: Athletes and Artists in an Expanding World. The Development of Ecumenical Associations of Competitors in the First Century BC | Zinon Papakonstantinou: The Hellenistic Agonothesia: Finances, Ideology, Identities | Elena Franchi: Sport and War in Hellenistic Sparta | Marianne Mathys: Athleten im Gymnasion von Pergamon | Antiopi Argyriou-Casmeridis: Victories and Virtues: The Epigraphic Evidence for Hellenistic Athletes as Models of arête | Kathrin Weber: Athletendarstellungen in der hellenistischen Grabkunst – Überlegungen zu m Stellenwert der Athletenrolle in der Polisgesellschaft | (…) Alte Geschichte


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