By Eleni Fournaraki,Zinon Papakonstantinou
This quantity takes sleek Greece as a case-study and explores, extensive, matters regarding the reception and use of classical antiquity in glossy activity, spectacle and physically tradition. For electorate of the Greek geographical region, classical antiquity isn't purely a obscure "legacy" however the cornerstone in their nationwide id. within the box of activity and physically tradition, because the 1830s there were chronic makes an attempt to set up enterprise and direct hyperlinks among historical Greek athletics and glossy recreation during the incorporation of recreation at school curricula, the emergence of nationwide activity historiographies in addition to the tasks to restore (in the 19th century) or applicable (in the 20th) the fashionable Olympics. in keeping with fieldwork and unpublished fabric assets, this ebook dissects the use and abuse of classical antiquity and activity in developing nationwide, gender and sophistication identities, and light up elements of the complicated glossy perceptions of classicism, activity and the body.
This booklet used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the heritage of Sport.
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Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece (Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives) by Eleni Fournaraki,Zinon Papakonstantinou