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