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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


Community Spirit: Small-Town Identities That Bind

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines what residents understand as the most important sources of community spirit in their towns. It is widely believed that small towns do encourage community participation, but the ... 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


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


“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


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


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


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


Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University

Kenneth Joel Zogry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469608297
eISBN:
9781469608303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at times pushed and prodded the university community on issues of local, state, and ... 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


The New Normal in Student Life

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter examines the transformation of undergraduate student life at Cornell University in the late 1990s. Colleges and universities across the country began to reconceive and reconstruct the ... More


Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This work examines the wonders of animal athletics, both from an ecological perspective and from an evolutionary perspective. Animals are remarkable for their amazing abilities to perform tasks such ... More


Arts and Athletics: Stepping over Boundaries

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The bodies of women in Islamic culture are controlled, mandated, and “shielded” from lustful men. According to fundamentalist Islamic authorities, as religious text interpretations and fundamentalist ... More


Plato and Ribbons

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/9780520258334.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Plato was much involved with athletics. He repeatedly used the status of the Olympic victor as representing the happiest of lives and Olympia as the best place to be honored by the dedication of a ... More


Human athletics: A link to nonhuman animals?

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

in Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Human fascination with performance in large part stems from an obsession over humans’ own athletic abilities, as well as over human limitations. When viewing a hummingbird zip around the yard or a ... More


Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

Alan Sullivan and Joe Cox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813147031
eISBN:
9780813154640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147031.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Claude Sullivan was a brilliant young man whose athletic career and studies were cut short by a near-fatal case of osteomyelitis while he was in high school. Claude found a niche in broadcasting. ... More


Cursing

Stephen J. Davis

in Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300149456
eISBN:
9780300206609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149456.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 4 is the second of three cases studies on Graeco-Roman “sites of memory” for reading the “Childhood Deeds of Jesus.” The focus is on Jesus’ lethal acts of cursing in several of the stories, ... More


Cash and Crowns: A Network Approach to Greek Athletic Prizes

Christian Mann

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

It is well known that Olympic victors received “only” an olive wreath – a fact that classified them as “amateurs” in the perspective of the modern Olympic movement. But the reality of ancient sports ... More


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