Canal March

The social importance of sport in Ancient Greece

Fernando García Romero

Is it true that ancient Greek athletes only competed for a crown? This third and final lecture in the series "Sport in Ancient Greece" is dedicated to sport from the point of view of the athletes. The social prestige enjoyed by the athletes, the retributions they received for their victories or the political exploitation of sporting successes are several of the aspects that Professor of Greek Philology Fernando García Romero illustrates, in this session, through literary and documentary sources - of Homer, Plato, Herodotus and Pausanias, as well as legal agreements and inscriptions.

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