HLKK00004U  LAT/KL.GR: Greek athletes and sanctuaries

Volume 2017/2018
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Polis & empire, sport & religion

The course focuses on the relationship between the important cultural and political phenomena in the ancient Greek and Roman word: polis and empire, sport, and religion. The course is in its outset interdisciplinary, and aims at finding and discussing new ways of understanding the role of sport in the ancient world. It is, accordingly, based both on written sources, i.e. texts and inscriptions, and on material culture, in particular vase painting, sculpture and architecture. Theoretically, it is embedded into recent discussions on the role of the body for the shaping of individual and collective identity. The course is directed towards graduate students in Greek, Latin, classical archaeology, ancient history, ethnology and Classics.

Filser, W., Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuxkeramik. 2017

Gumbricht, H.U.,  In Praise of Athletic Beauty. 2006 

Heine Nielsen, T. Sport og elite i det klassiske Grækenland, AIGIS 11,1

Heine Nielsen, T. Olympia som panhellensk sportscentrum,” Aigis 2012.2, 1–36.

 

Heine Nielsen, T. An Essay on the Extent and Significance of the Greek Athletic Culture in the Classical Period, Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens 7 (2014) 11–35.

 

Heine Nielsen, T. A note on the athloi in Drakon’s homicide law, Nikephoros 25 (2013) 27-31

Kyle, D.G. Athletics in ancient Athens. 1993.

Kyle, D.G. Sport and spectacle in the ancient Greek world. 2007.

Leypold, C. Dem Zeus geweiht – für alle Zeit?  Phänomene des Umgangs mit Weihestatuen im Heiligtum von Olympia, in C. Leypold et al (eds.) Weiter- un Wiederverwendungen von Weihestatuen in griechischen Heiligtümer. 2014, 31-42.

Lee, M.M.   Body, dress and identity i ancient Greece. 2015

Masséglia, J.  Body language in Hellenistic art and society. 2015

Miller, S.G. Ancient Greek Athletics. 2004.

Papakonstantinou, Z., Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World. New perspectives. 2010

Scott, M., Delphi and Olympia The spatial politics of panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Periods. 2010

Lectures, exercises etc.
If international students register for this course, it will be taught in English.

Please contact sara Holm-Meier nxp344@hum.ku.dk to register.
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Credit
30 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Censorship form
External censorship
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