CLST 026. Athletics and the Competitive Spirit in Ancient Greece

Athletic competition was born in ancient Greece, where contests were held to honor the gods, such as Zeus, Poseidon, and Apollo. This course will explore the world behind these phenomena, focusing in particular upon the wider cultural context of the Archaic and Classical Greeks, for whom athletics and an ethos of strife went hand in hand. By reading ancient sources - literary, artistic, and archaeological - students will have the opportunity to understand ancient athletics from the ground up.
1 credit.
Fall 2023. Mahoney.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
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