Athletics, festivals and Greek identity in the Roman EastVan Nijf, O. M., 2000, In : Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. 45, p. 176-200 25 p.
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Greek festivals continued to play a central part in civic life under Roman rule, but were reformed and adapted to fit the transfer of power to Rome. Participation in athletic contests expanded to include athletes from all over the Greek East. Festivals often involved imperial patronage ; the picture of a decline into professionalism is not borne out by the evidence, which points to a predominance of upper-class participants or of upwardly mobile individuals.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|