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Athletics represented an important institution through which the Greek aristocracies sought to maintain their privileged political position, with the assistance of charioteers, jockeys and trainers from the lower classes. In the late archaic and early classical period, the relationship between the victors and helpers changed radically, threatening the political value of athletics, and undermining the institution for aristocrats. Nigel Nicholson examines how aristocrats responded to these changes through a study of the significance of victory memorials as a symbol of social struggle in ancient Greece.Read more
- New historics study
- Joins work on Pindar's odes with work on ancient athletics
- Produces readings of various memorials
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- Date Published: June 2005
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521845229
- length: 296 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Charioteers, Mule-Cart Drivers and Jockeys:
1. Missing persons
2. Carrhotus and Cnopiadas
5. Pherenicus and Lycus
Part II. Athletic Trainers:
6. More missing persons
9. Chiron and Athena.
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