Power Games: Ritual and Rivalry at the Greek Olympics | University of Oxford

Power Games: Ritual and Rivalry at the Greek Olympics

Speaker
David Studdard, historian and author
Event date
Event time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

For over a millennium, Greeks flocked to the Olympic Games to celebrate the power of the gods and the human body. Focusing on the Olympics of 416 BC, David Studdard throws light on the religion and politics of the Games, the exhilaration of the competitions and the banqueting and victory celebrations which followed.