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Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue

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Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue - Reid, Heather L.
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This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then traces the role of athletics and the Olympic Games in transforming the idea of aristocracy as something acquired by birth to something that can be trained. This idea of training virtue ...

Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415818353

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Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World: Contests of Virtue 2011, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415669504

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