The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic ...
Author: Frank Zarnowski
Category: Sports & Recreation
The pentathlon, comprising competition in the discus, javelin, long jump, sprint, and wrestling, was hailed as the ultimate test of athletic versatility and remained a staple of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, Crown Games and Pan-Hellenic festivals for 1,200 years. Still, there is little scholarly consensus over many major aspects of the event. This detailed exploration of the ancient pentathlon discusses the nature of the spectacle, the method of determining a victor, the five sub-events and the order in which they occurred. It also chronicles the history of the event and its champions, the recognition of ancient pentathletes, and the pentathlon’s 18-year modern Olympic history and its influence on its contemporary counterpart, the decathlon. A record book and glossary complete this fresh look at one of the ancient world’s most renowned sporting competitions.
Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education.
Author: E. Norman Gardiner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more. 137 black-and-white illustrations.
Pentathlon Periodonike ̄s Once the beloved of Poseidon, Pelops left his native
Lydia and came to Pisa, where King Oenomaus required suitors for his daughter
Hippodameia (''tamed by horses'') to race chariots against him. Though he gave ...
Author: Mark Golden
Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z covers an extraordinarily wide range of Greek and Roman sporting activities. Arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary format, this volume includes more than 700 entries discussing ancient athletes, festivals, important sites, equipment and concepts. The approach throughout is comprehensive yet succinct, with key topics, such as athletic festivals, chariot racing, prizes and the role of women receiving more detailed discussion. Each entry concludes with pointers to the most important sources of information, both ancient and modern. The places mentioned in the text are picked out on a useful map, and a timeline of significant developments and events is also included. Reliable, enjoyable, and up-to-date, this handy work of reference will suit readers from student level upwards.
Ancient authors (e.g., Philostr. Gym. 3) speculated about the pentathlon's origins,
but Olympia probably held this composite event to test excellence in the discus,
jump, and javelin. Running and wrestling perhaps were added to fill out the ...
Author: Donald G. Kyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
... wrestling and the pentathlon ( 708 ) , boxing ( 688 ) , four - horse chariot racing
( 680 ) , the pankration and horse race ... 38 Poliakoff , Combat Sports in the Ancient World , 95 ; for a summary of ancient criticism about the utility of sport to
These were followed by the Pentathlon, a group of five contests involving discus
throwing, spear throwing, running, jumping, ... Another common bond that united
the ancient Greeks was the tradition of seeking advice from oracles which were ...
... in the pentathlon or wrestling , or , indeed , If one should win a victory thanks to
the swift - even if there were a great sprinter , which holds the ness of his feet or
when competing in the pentathlon front rank among the athletic achievements of
Author: D. Brendan Nagle
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This collection is designed to encourage students to examine issues pertaining to a broad range of themes through the analysis of relevant ancient literary and non-literary texts. Covering a wide variety of social and cultural concerns?-ranging from marriage, family, war, and religion, to political culture, slavery, and entertainment?-the texts are arranged thematically within a general chronological framework to provide a broad overview of life in the Ancient World. --Publisher's description.
Boxing , wrestling , jumping , javelin and discus throwing , and hurling of heavy
weights became integral features of the games as did the Pentathlon , consisting
of five events , and the Pancration , in which both wrestling and boxing were ...
This bestselling volume on the culture of Greek athletics is updated with a new preface by leading scholar Paul Christesen that discusses the book's continued importance for students of ancient athletics.
Author: Stephen G. Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compiled a trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the concepts of virtue, skill, pride, valor, and nobility embedded in the word arete are only part of the story from antiquity. This bestselling volume on the culture of Greek athletics is updated with a new preface by leading scholar Paul Christesen that discusses the book's continued importance for students of ancient athletics.
Pankration The ancient Greek sport of pankration ( pancratium ) , particularly
popular among Spartans , was introduced to the Olympic Games in 688 B . C . E .
It combined wrestling and boxing and permitted strangling , twisting , kicking ...
Author: Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Covers world cultures from prehistory through the year 700 C.E., including essays on persons, cultures, wars, battles, documents or works, traditions or cultural phenomena, structures or artifacts, places or sites, terms, and groups or civilizations.
Every four years sportsmen from all over the Greek world gathered at Olympia ,
where temples and stadiums were built from the ruins ... The pentathlon , for
example , combined running , long jumping , wrestling , javelin and discus
Author: Richard John Cootes
Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom
Category: Civilization, Ancient
This lively text gives full coverage and coherent treatment of the main topics in the history of the Ancient World.
... embellishments of religion and art , and formed for many centuries the brightest
centre of attraction known in the ancient world . ... The next addition was wrestling
, and then the pentathlon , which consisted of five distinct kinds of games , viz ...
Olympia stellte den Athleten zum Gott betend dar , 33 wie auch der Sieger im Pentathlon Publius Asklepiades ( 255 . Olympien = 241 n ... Anm . 3 ) 39 ; M . B .
POLIAKOFF , Combat Sports in the Ancient World , New Haven 1987 , 88 f . 41 )
We also owe to Juvenal the lament that the Roman people , who used to
determine the fate of the world , were now solely interested in bread and circuses
. His dismissal of the importance of such spectacles is perhaps unfair . The
Author: David Stone Potter
How did the Romans go from a small tribe living on the banks of the Tiber to an imperial power that at its height encompassed some 64 million people across three continents? And how can we explain the decline and eventual collapse of this vast empire? This authoritative, highly readable textbook offers a complete survey of the history of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall, ending with the emergence of Mohammed in the 6th century.Written by a historian with an international reputation, the book incorporates the most recent scholarship and archaeological evidence. It describes the key events in Roman history, and offers fascinating insights into Roman life and culture as they changed and developed over the centuries.
Author: Michael Ivanovitch RostovtzeffPublish On: 1971
Behind the throne is the snake , symbol of the nether world . The deceased are
represented as hero and heroine enjoying a drink of wine . A youth and a woman
bring them offerings : a cock , a pomegranate , and a flower . The relief , though ...
The first event was the pentathlon , which took place on the afternoon of the
second day . ... celebrations took place , culminating in the sacrifice of a hundred
oxen on the 412 The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life | The Ancient World.
Author: Joyce E. Salisbury
Category: History, Ancient
Explores ordinary life through time and across the globe.
Author: Michael Ivanovitch RostovtzeffPublish On: 1928
2. MARBLE GRAVE STELE FOUND AT CHRYSAFA , NEAR.SPARTA . The
figures of the deceased are represented seated on an arm - chair . Behind the
throne is the snake , symbol of the nether world . The deceased are represented
as hero ...
... the Pentathlon The ancient Greek athletic festivals featured an event called the pentathlon , consisting of five contests : 1 . Discus throw 4 . Foot race 2 . Javelin
throw 5 . Wrestling 3 . Long jump The Five Good Emperors After the occasionally
Author: David Matz
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
The seven wonders of the ancient world, the twelve labors of Hercules, the thirty idylls of Theocritus--much of ancient history has been catalogued numerically. This unique reference book includes significant events, natural features, people, myths, literary works (e.g., the twelve books of Vergil's Aeneid), and other details most often noted by numerical association.
A NEW PROPOSAL FOR SCORING THE GREEK PENTATHLON How the
Greeks scored the pentathlon is one of the ... Athletics of the Ancient World ,
Oxford 1930 , 180 ; Luigi Moretti , Iscrizioni Agonistiche Greche , Roma 1953 , pp.