2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CC 206 Sport, Competition, and Spectacle in the Ancient World

An examination of the principles of competition and love of glory and their impact on the cultural and social institutions of Greece, Rome, and other ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Special emphasis will be laid on the great games of the Greeks and Romans and the arena spectacles of the Romans. Attention will also be paid to the pressures which arise in face-to-face societies and to the rivalries which led to a culture of conquest in the Mediterranean world.