Classical Studies (CLAS) - Sport and Recreation in the Classical World

CLAS 2206  Sport and Recreation in the Classical World


Any 18 credits completed


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The history of sport in Greece and Rome from Homer to the Caesars, with emphasis on its relationship to literature, religion, education and community life. Highlights include the Greek Olympic Games, the Roman gladiator combats and chariot racing, and comparison between ancient and modern sport and sporting values.

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