Combat sports in the ancient world : competition, violence, and culture  cloth alk. paper ~ pbk.

Michael B. Poliakoff

A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration, Michael B. Poliakoff discusses such topics as the function of competition and violent games in ancient society; on the social background of the participants, showing the broad spectrum of Greek athletic personnel; on the significance of the appearance of combat sport in myth and literature; and on the alleged cultic functions of the ancient combat sports. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs of numerous objects rarely or never before published.

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書名 Combat sports in the ancient world : competition, violence, and culture
著作者等 Poliakoff, Michael
Poliakoff Michael B.
シリーズ名 Sport and history series
巻冊次 cloth alk. paper
出版元 Yale University Press
刊行年月 c1987
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xviii, 202 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0300063121
NCID BA01482771
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国