|aThe victor's crown :|ba history of ancient sport from Homer to Byzantium /|cDavid Potter.
|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|cc2012.
|axxx, 416 p.,  p. of plates :|bill. (some col.), maps ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 321-350) and index.
|aPresents the role of sport in the classical world from both the competitors' and the spectators' perspectives. Discusses how sport became a social force through its roles in religion, politics, and culture. Includes descriptions of conditioning, training, and competitions.