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Ancient Athletics

Course website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/classics/cgi-bin/wordpress/. How the Olympic Games developed and how they were organized. Many other Greek festivals featured sport and dance competitions, including some for women, and showcased the citizen athlete as a civic ideal.  Roman athletics in contrast saw the growth of large-scale spectator sports and professional athletes. Some toured like media stars; others regularly risked death in gladiatorial contests and chariot-racing. We will also explore how large-scale games were funded and how they fostered the development of sports medicine.

Subject Code: 
CLASSGEN
Units: 
3-4
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
34
Day/Time: 
TTh / 10:00-10:50
Room: 
200-002
Type: 
Lecture