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The Victor's Crown: Greek and Roman Sport from Homer to Byzantium

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The Victor's Crown: Greek and Roman Sport from Homer to Byzantium

by David Potter

About this title: What is Sport and why do we love it? These two questions drive David Potter's analysis of the western tradition of competitive athletics from eighth century BC to the sixth century AD. The story of ancient sport offers a paradigm for the tale of sport in our own time. Incorporating the latest research, The Victor's Crown opens with an analysis of the way competitive sport emerged in Greece during the eighth century BC, and then how the great festival cycle of Classical Greece came into being during the sixth century BC. ... read more

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