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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Sport and Combat in the Ancient World CLAS 240
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6/14/11 Principle Aims of Course To achieve a deeper understanding of the origins and practice of ancient warfare and athletics from multiple perspectives, including: anthropological, cultural, sociological, psychological, and ideological viewpoints.
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6/14/11 To enhance our understanding of the interrelationship (if there is one) between various types of athletic events and combat by employing the various perspectives mentioned above in the analysis of the ancient source materials.
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6/14/11 To understand the social significance of sport and combat for the Greeks and the Romans and how military and athletic competitions reflected or influenced their cultural, social, and historical development.
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6/14/11 To assess the social dynamics of competition and violence in an effort to uncover the internalized ideologies governing the conceptual world or mentalities of the two ancient cultures to which our own society is most indebted.
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6/14/11 To explain the short-term and long- term successes and failures of, e.g., Athenian, Macedonian, and Roman society as a function of the type of
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