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Epinikion

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Greek tragedy evokes epinician poetry. The chapter begins with a discussion of epinician as a genre, drawing on both Pindar and Bacchylides. In particular, it explores how ... More


Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses a relationship between Thucydides and Pindar not so far acknowledged in modern scholarship. It argues that ancient critics were right to detect stylistic similarities between ... More


Introduction

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by providing background material on Greek athletics and the main epinikian poets, especially Pindar. It examines the curious parallels between modern attitudes to ... More


“The joy of hard play”: Competitive Activities for College Women, 1920s–1950s

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 5 presents a comprehensive and innovative analysis of extracurricular sports for undergraduate women between the 1920s and 1950s. Why did some colleges and universities approve high-level ... More


Precepts of Health Care

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses Precepts of Health Care, a text concerned with a topic that formed the object of a fierce debate between doctors, gymnastis teachers, and philosophers throughout antiquity, as ... More


Conclusion

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Plato at Berkeley has been shown to be a genuine ancient portrait herm that was probably created in the second quarter of the second century after Christ, and may be based directly upon an ... More


Cradle to Grave

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The mining companies nurtured a man's body, mind, and soul. Paternalism succeeded for decades at the Lake Superior copper mines because it served the interests of managers and workers. It speeded the ... More


“Der Yiddisher Vildkat” and the “Hebrew Hillbilly”: College Life and College Sport Between the Wars

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the college life and college sport participation of Jewish Americans in the U.S. prior to World War II. Jewish college students who participated in intercollegiate athletics ... More


Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Daniel A. Dombrowski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Despite their influence in our culture, sports inspire dramatically less philosophical consideration than such ostensibly weightier topics as religion, politics, or science. Arguing that athletic ... More


The Impact of Stereotype Threat on Performance in Sports

Jeff Stone, Aina Chalabaev, and C. Keith Harrison

in Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732449
eISBN:
9780199918508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732449.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the role of stereotype threat in creating racial and gender differences in sports performance. During the last decade, scholars, journalists, and athletes relied on ... More


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