By Heather L. Reid

ISBN-10: 0415669502

ISBN-13: 9780415669504

ISBN-10: 0415818354

ISBN-13: 9780415818353

This e-book examines the connection among athletics and philosophy in historical Greece and Rome taken with the relationship among athleticism and advantage. It starts by way of looking at that the hyperlink among athleticism and advantage is older than recreation, attaining again to the athletic feats of kings and pharaohs in early Egypt and Mesopotamia. It then lines the position of athletics and the Olympic video games in remodeling the belief of aristocracy as whatever bought through delivery to whatever that may be educated. this concept of educating advantage during the suggestions and perform of athletics is tested with regards to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Then Roman spectacles comparable to chariot racing and gladiator video games are studied in mild of the philosophy of Lucretius, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. The concluding bankruptcy connects the book’s historic observations with modern matters comparable to using athletes as function types, the connection among cash and corruption, the relative worthy of participation and spectatorship, and the function of women in game.

The writer argues that there's a powerful hyperlink among game and philosophy within the historic global, calling them offspring of universal mom and dad: predicament approximately advantage and the spirit of loose enquiry.


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