Sport and Spectacle in Antiquity
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Art History, Greek Studies, History, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
20 units at any level in Ancient History or History
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewLEARNING OUTCOMES1. Identifying the literary and archaeological sources on sport and spectacle in the Greek and Roman words and gaining an understanding of their coverage and limitations.2. Developing a critical approach to the study of sport nd spectacle in the Greek and Roman worlds.3. Developing an appreciation of the importance of sport and spectacle in society and its relevance to the social structures in the Greek and Roman worlds.4. Developing an ability to formulate opinions about and analyses of the importance and relevance of sport and spectacle in the Greek andCONTENTGreek ideals of manliness, beauty, and excellenceThe origins of sport in the Greek WorldThe Greek Competitive FestivalsThe promotion of cultural identity in the Greek WorldGames and Religion at Rome in the RepublicThe Gladiatorial 'Munus'Spectacle and propaganda in the early Roman EmpireThe Arena: Spectators and ParticipantsSpectacle and Civilisation
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.