More Than Just a Game: The Military Nature of Greek Athletic Contests

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In More Than Just a Game: The Military Nature of Greek Athletic Contests, Nancy Reed discusses five kinds of warlike games practiced in Ancient Greece.

  • Written by Nancy B. Reed
  • ISBN 0-89005-572-6
  • 72 pages
  • Softcover

In this book, Nancy Reed discusses five kinds of warlike games, namely the hoplitodromos or race in full armour, the Pyrrhic dance, the euandria (manipulation of two shields as a show of strength), the hoplomachia (armed duel between hoplites), and the apobates (during which an armoured contestant had to mount and dismount a moving chariot).

The study of these different types of sports is couched in a discussion on hoplite training, and the author contrasts the fluid nature of the games with the more strict drill that scholars generally associate with phalanx warfare.

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