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Greek Athletics and the Genesis of Sport

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How is sport in contemporary society related to sport in earlier civilizations? Why is the expenditure of energy involved in sport considered exhilarating, while the equivalent expenditure of energy in other contexts can be dispiriting? David Sansone offers answers to these questions and advances a revolutionary thesis to account for the widespread phenomenon of sport. Dra ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published December 22nd 1992 by University of California Press (first published May 1st 1988)
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