Oct 19, 2021  
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HIST 2200 - Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome

3 Credit(s)

This course traces the development and role of sport and athletics in ancient Greek and roman societies. Students will encounter and interpret ancient literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence for ancient sport, as well as modern scholarship. In many respects, the study of athletics provides an important tool for understanding the norms, values, and ideals to which these cultures aspired. Therefore, in addition to the mechanics of the ancient festival programs and competitive events, this course will examine the relationships between athletics and society, focusing on various topics such as religion, myth, gender, violence, Athenian democracy, Spartan education, and Roman Imperial politics. (As Needed) [Graded]

Registration Restriction(s): None

General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area

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