"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence; In other words, it is war minus the shooting."
CLAS 240: Ancient Athletics
May 3, 2006
• Monday, May 8, 2006
• 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDUC 211
• Short Answer
• Analysis of Passages
• Image Analysis
The Benefits of Ballgames According
to Galen (Arete 177)
Even to the point of revolt
Procopius, The Persian Wars 1.24 (Futrell pp.215-8)
Nikas Revolt of 532 In an effort to crack down on rioting fans, Justinian provokes them to unite in a revolt.
They attack public places and even set fire to