Olympiques! Une Breve Histoire Du Sport Antique
"Presses Universitaires de France and Frmeaux & Associs are offering this history of ancient sport, analysed and explained by Jean-Manuel Roubineau, lecturer at the University of Rennes and a specialist in the social history of ancient Greece and the history of sport. Whether it's an everyday practice or a show of prowess, sport is an integral part of our lives. Yet we rarely ask questions about its origins. This practice, which has its roots in antiquity, has been invented twice. Jean- Manuel Roubineau looks back at this curious birth. He examines the whole world of sport, with a view to restoring the ancient significance of sporting practices. While highlighting the differences that separate our modern conception of sport from that of Antiquity, the historian underlines the similarities with our current practices, such as the emergence of the social figure of the athlete, the glory that surrounds the victor and that of a fervent public, and even athletic dietetics. This is an essential history for understanding the foundations of contemporary sport. Audiobook. In French"