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Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World New Perspectives Edited by Zinon Papakonstantinou i Routledge Tir francs Group LONDON AND NEW YORK First published 2010 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OXI4 4RN simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 20 Madison Avene, New York, NY 10016 Routledge isan imprint of the Taylor €- Francis Group, an informa business (© 2010 Taylor & Francis “Typeset in Minion by Value Chain, India ‘Printed and bound in Great Britain by MPG Books Group, UK tof this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any \echanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, i secording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, llrightsreserved. No pa form or by any electronic, including photocopying an« ‘without permission in writing from the publishers. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data ‘catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBNUO; 0-415-89715-9 ISBNI3: 978-0-415-49715-2 con Se Pr Zi Th Pa Bic De De 5. ct So ct Mi Ni Ni Ep Zi CONTENTS Series Editors’ Foreword, Other Titles in the Series Prologue: Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World Zinon Papakonstantinow 1, Contesting Ancient Mediterranean Sport ‘Thomas Scanlon 2. Whence 776? The Origin of the Date for the First Olympiad Paul Christesen 3. Pan-Hellenism and Particularism: Herodotus on Sport, Greekness, Piety and War Donald Kyle 4. Sport, War and Democracy in Classical Athens David M. Pritchard 5. Challenged by Egyptians: Greek Sports in the Third Century 8c Sofie Remijsen 6. Gladiators in the Greek East: A Case Study in Romanization Christian Mann 7 Gladiators and Monomachoi: Greek Attitudes toa Roman ‘Cultural Performance? Michael J. Carter 8. The Greek Ephebate in the Roman Period Nigel M. Kennell 9. Observations on Boys, Girls, Youths and Age Categories in Roman Sports and Spectacles Nigel B. Crowther Epilogue: Fresh Perspectives on Ancient Sport Zinon Papakonstantinow Index 13 35 64 98 124 150 175 195 217 220