Title: Proactieve sportpolitiek in de oudheid. Het voorbeeld van de Ptolemaeën
Authors: Remijsen, Sofie # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij
Series Title: Handelingen der Koninklijke Zuidnederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis vol:62 pages:169-187
Abstract: The idea of a ‘proactive sports policy’ might sound modern, but also in the ancient Greek world some regions were particularly successful in the agonistic circuit because their political leaders explicitly stimulated sports. After a chronological overview of the distribution of Olympic victories over the Greek world, this paper focuses on the example of third century BC Egypt, for Egyptian participants did particularly well in both equestrian and athletic events in this period. The analysis of their sports policy shows that the Ptolemies offered financial support for talented sportsmen, built a professional sports infrastructure, created a local circuit of games and publicized their successes in the Greek world.
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ancient History, Leuven
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