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Donald Kyle, Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World - Friends of the Libraries

Author to discuss sports in the ancient world, Fri, Nov 4

(This is a past event. For current events, please see the Library Calendar.)

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor

In the updated second edition of his book, UTA history professor Donald Kyle debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks. He explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle, how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures. Kyle examines sport and spectacle in the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response.


Friends of the Libraries
Free and open to the public
Evelyn Barker