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Course :  Sport and Competition in Ancient Greece and Rome

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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Professor Oliver Taplin of the University of Oxford presents this lecture, "Competition and the Spread of Greek Theatre" at the "Sport and Competition in Ancient Greece and Rome" lecture series at the British Museum. Poetic and musical competitions often accompanied the Olympic games; Dr. Taplin's lecture is concerned with competitions devoid of athletic competitions, which were performed first, as far as scholars can now tell, at Athens. He discusses the spread of theater outward from Athens.

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