Download PDF by Heather L. Reid: Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of

By Heather L. Reid

This publication examines the connection among athletics and philosophy in old Greece and Rome thinking about the relationship among athleticism and advantage. It starts off through watching that the hyperlink among athleticism and advantage is older than game, achieving again to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then strains the function of athletics and the Olympic video games in remodeling the belief of aristocracy as anything obtained by means of beginning to anything that may be knowledgeable. this concept of teaching advantage in the course of the strategies and perform of athletics is tested in terms of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Then Roman spectacles reminiscent of chariot racing and gladiator video games are studied in gentle of the philosophy of Lucretius, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. The concluding bankruptcy connects the book’s old observations with modern concerns akin to using athletes as position types, the connection among cash and corruption, the relative worthy of participation and spectatorship, and the function of ladies in recreation.

The writer argues that there's a robust hyperlink among activity and philosophy within the old international, calling them offspring of universal mom and dad: trouble approximately advantage and the spirit of loose enquiry.


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