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.

This booklet used to be formerly released as a unique factor of the Ethics and Sport.

Show description

Read or Download Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue (Ethics and Sport) PDF

Similar ancient history books

Download e-book for iPad: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics by E. A. Wallis Budge

Written through possibly the main prolific, erudite Egyptologist of the twentieth century, this stable advisor to hieroglyphics continues to be the traditional advent. Budge offers the historical past of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the attention-grabbing story of its decipherment by means of younger, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.

Download e-book for iPad: Apports de l'archéologie à l'histoire du Cameroun: Le sol by Bienvenu Denis Nizésété

Le potentiel archéologique du Cameroun est significant. Réparti sur l'ensemble du territoire, il enferme dans ses replis des pages inédites de l'histoire de ce will pay. Une décennie de prospections et de fouilles archéologiques dans l. a. région de l'Adamaoua a permis de mettre à jour des records matériels dont l'analyse et l'interprétation permettent d'apprécier los angeles densité de l'histoire des innovations des peuples de cette partie du Cameroun et de proposer des repères chronologiques.

Download PDF by Kelly Accetta,Renate Fellinger,Pedro Lourenço: Current Research in Egyptology 14 (2013)

The fourteenth present learn in Egyptology convention, held on the college of Cambridge in March 2013 introduced jointly audio system and attendees from six continents and hosted greater than 50 displays overlaying a number of facets of Egyptology and its similar fields. the purpose of the convention was once to go cultural and disciplinary limitations.

Julian Maxwell Heath's Warfare in Neolithic Europe: An Archaeological and PDF

The Neolithic ('New Stone Age') marks the time while the prehistoric groups of Europe became their backs at the hunter-gatherer way of life they had for plenty of hundreds of thousands of years, and in its place, turned farmers. the importance of this change from a life-style that have been in accordance with the searching and amassing of untamed nutrition assets, to 1 that concerned the transforming into of plants and elevating cattle, can't be underestimated.

Extra resources for Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue (Ethics and Sport)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue (Ethics and Sport) by Heather L. Reid

by Paul

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 14 votes