By Eleni Fournaraki,Zinon Papakonstantinou
This quantity takes smooth Greece as a case-study and explores, extensive, matters regarding the reception and use of classical antiquity in sleek recreation, spectacle and physically tradition. For electorate of the Greek geographical region, classical antiquity isn't really purely a imprecise "legacy" however the cornerstone in their nationwide id. within the box of activity and physically tradition, because the 1830s there have been continual makes an attempt to set up enterprise and direct hyperlinks among historic Greek athletics and glossy game in the course of the incorporation of recreation in class curricula, the emergence of nationwide recreation historiographies in addition to the projects to restore (in the 19th century) or applicable (in the 20th) the trendy Olympics. in line with fieldwork and unpublished fabric assets, this ebook dissects the use and abuse of classical antiquity and game in developing nationwide, gender and sophistication identities, and light up features of the complicated smooth perceptions of classicism, recreation and the body.
This ebook used to be formerly released as a different factor of the International magazine of the historical past of Sport.
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