By Stephen G. Miller,Paul Christesen

From the casual video games of Homer's time to the hugely prepared contests of the Roman international, Miller has compiled a trove of historic assets: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle at the pentathlon, Philostratos at the trading of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on girl physique construction. Arete offers readers an soaking up lesson within the tradition of Greek athletics from the best of academics, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the recommendations of advantage, ability, satisfaction, valor, and the Aristocracy embedded within the observe arete are just a part of the tale from antiquity. This bestselling quantity at the tradition of Greek athletics is up to date with a brand new preface by way of major pupil Paul Christesen that discusses the book's endured significance for college students of old athletics.

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