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Thinking the Olympics book. The Athens Games in 2004 were widely represented as a return to ancient, and modern, origins; the Beijing Games in 2008, meanwhile, saluted a radically different ancient civilisation

Thinking the Olympics book. The Athens Games in 2004 were widely represented as a return to ancient, and modern, origins; the Beijing Games in 2008, meanwhile, saluted a radically different ancient civilisation. What is the Olympic future for ancient Greece? Thinking the Olympics brings together contributions from various disciplines, including cultural history, classics, comparative literature, and art history. Together these perspectives foreground two opposing plots which recur and collide ritually on the occasion of the Games.

London, England: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. THE OLYMPICS - Goff (., Simpson (. (ed. Thinking the Olympics. The Classical Tradition and the Modern Games. London: Bristol Classical Press, 2011.

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Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games (London: Bloomsbury/Bristol Classical Press, 2011) is the first book to focus on the theme of tradition as an integral feature of the ancient and modern Olympic Games. Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson have collaborated on several ground-breaking works on classical reception, including most prominently Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone and dramas of the African diaspora (Oxford: OUP, 2007) and most recently ‘Voice from the Black Box: Sylvain Bemba’s Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone’, in Helene Foley and Erin Mee e. Antigone on the Contemporary World.

Author: Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson. Thinking the Olympics brings together contributions from various disciplines, including cultural history, classics, comparative literature, and art history. On the one hand, the Games present themselves as an ideal enactment of pure, intrinsic Olympic values; on the other, the Games appear as a messy performance of extrinsic investments by diverse parties with their own interests, commercial and political

Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games. a b Simpson, Michael; Goff, Barbara (2007-12-01). Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora. Oxford University Press.

Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games. Bloomsbury/Bristol Classical Press, London, pp. 1–19. ISBN 9780715639306 doi: 1. 040/9781849667074. Goff, B. (2013) Classics in West African education: the rhetoric of colonial commissions. In: Hardwick, L. and Harrison, S. Classics in the Modern World: a 'democratic turn'? Classical Presences. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 157–170. 1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.

Goff, B. and Simpson, M. (2007) Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone and dramas of the African Diaspora. (2011) Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games

Goff, B. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (2013) Ode to sport: poetry and the revived Olympics. (2011) Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games. In: Goff, B. Thinking the Olympics: the classical tradition and the modern Games.

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This book is the first to focus on the theme of tradition as an integral feature of the ancient and modern Olympic Games. Just as ancient athletes and spectators were conscious of Olympic traditions of poetic praise, sporting achievement, and catastrophic shortcoming, so the revived Games have been consistently cast as a legacy of ancient Greece. The essays here examine how this supposed inheritance has been engineered, celebrated, exploited, or challenged. The Athens Games in 2004 were widely represented as a return to ancient, and modern, origins; the Beijing Games in 2008, meanwhile, saluted a radically different ancient civilisation. What is the Olympic future for ancient Greece?

Thinking the Olympics brings together contributions from various disciplines, including cultural history, classics, comparative literature, and art history. Together these perspectives foreground two opposing plots which recur and collide ritually on the occasion of the Games. On the one hand, the Games present themselves as an ideal enactment of pure, intrinsic Olympic values; on the other, the Games appear as a messy performance of extrinsic investments by diverse parties with their own interests, commercial and political. Power, money, property, and identity are persistently at stake in the Games. But in a time when credit and trust among nations are in short supply, the Olympic arena and its flexible traditions may be where exchange can be done.


Thinking the Olympics: The Classical Tradition and the Modern Games download epub
Ancient Civilizations
Author: Barbara Goff,Michael Simpson
ISBN: 0715639307
Category: History
Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
Language: English
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press; 1st edition (October 27, 2011)
Pages: 240 pages