CLAS 3230 Greek Athletics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CLAS 22.
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3 hours; 3 credits
An investigation of ancient Greek athletics as a cultural phenomenon with special attention to the nature of the various athletic events and the social context in which these competitions took place. Analysis of representative ancient Greek (and some Roman) texts (epic, history, philosophy, tragedy, comedy, medical writings, epigraphy) and relevant iconographical evidence. Comparison with modern athletics.
Prerequisite: English 1010  or permission of the chairperson.