By Thomas F. Scanlon
Eros and Greek Athletics is the 1st in-depth learn of Greek physique tradition as take place in its athletics, sexuality, and gender formation. during this finished review, Thomas F. Scanlon explores whilst and the way athletics used to be associated with faith, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer till the Roman interval. Scanlon exhibits that ladies and men made various makes use of of a similar contests, that pederasty and athletic nudity have been fostered through an athletic revolution starting within the past due 7th century B.C., and that public athletic fairs should be visible as quasi-dramatic performances of the human rigidity among wish and demise. Accessibly written and entire of insights that would problem long-held assumptions approximately old recreation, Eros and Greek Athletics will entice readers drawn to old and smooth activities, faith, sexuality, and gender studies.
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