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Ancient Greek Athletics

Primary Sources in Translation

Charles H. Stocking and Susan A. Stephens

August 2021

ISBN: 9780198839606

464 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £25.99

This work presents a collection of texts in translation on ancient athletics in Greek and Roman history, including a wide range of topics from the Olympics to ancient conceptions of health and wellness.

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This work presents a collection of texts in translation on ancient athletics in Greek and Roman history, including a wide range of topics from the Olympics to ancient conceptions of health and wellness.

  • The most comprehensive sourcebook to date on ancient Greek athletics, including previously untranslated texts, epigraphic material, and papyri
  • Proposes complete textual sources with proper historical contextualization
  • Offers a chronological arrangement of ancient sources grouped by genre

About the Author(s)

Charles H. Stocking, Associate Professor, Classical Studies, Western University, Ontario, and Susan A. Stephens, Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University

Charles H. Stocking is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Western University. His work focuses broadly on poetics, religion, and embodiment in antiquity and modernity, with publications including The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry (Cambridge 2017), The Cultural History of Sport in Antiquity (Bloomsbury 2021), along with numerous articles ranging from Homeric poetics to the advent of modern bodybuilding. Prior to becoming a professor of Classics, Charles Stocking was an NCAA Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Athletics Department at UCLA, where he trained multiple collegiate and Olympic athletes.

Susan A. Stephens is Sara Hart Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics at Stanford University. Trained as a papyrologist, her work includes contributions to the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Yale Papyri in the Beineke Library (1985), and Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments, co-authored with Jack Winkler (Princeton, 1995). Subsequent scholarship has focused on the political and social context of early Alexandrian writers. Books include Seeing Double: Intercultural Poetics in Ptolemaic Alexandria (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2003), Callimachus: The Hymns (Oxford, 2015), and The Poets of Alexandria (Bloomsbury, 2018) as well as numerous articles on Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius, and Posidippus. Recent work has focused on the politics of Greek athletics in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Table of Contents

    TEXTS
    1:The Archaic and Early Classical Period
    Epic
    Victory Odes
    Elegy
    Epigram
    2:The Classical Period
    History
    Tragedy and Comedy
    Hippocratic Corpus
    Attic Oratory
    Philosophy
    3:The Hellenistic Period
    4:The Roman Period
    Inscriptions
    5:Olympia
    6:Delphi
    7:Sparta
    8:Athens
    9:Other Significant Inscriptions
    Papyri
    Appendices
    Appendix A: The Athlete in Greek Culture
    Appendix B: Sites and Conduct of Festival Games
    Appendix C: The Events