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Arete

by Stephen G. Miller Paul Christesen

From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in the culture of Greek athletics from the greatest of teachers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the concepts of virtue, skill, pride, valor, and nobility embedded in the word arete are only part of the story from antiquity. This bestselling volume on the culture of Greek athletics is updated with a new preface by leading scholar Paul Christesen that discusses the book's continued importance for students of ancient athletics.

Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources (3rd and Expanded Edition)

by Stephen G. Miller

Third and expanded edition of this classic work of scholarship on the sports of ancient Greece.

The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure: An Archaeological Detective Story

by Stephen G. Miller

This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that Stephen G. Miller first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement.

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