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How Sport Ties the Ancient and Modern Worlds Together

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Published on Jul 16, 2012

David Potter, author of The Victor's Crown: A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium, explores the connections between the ancient and modern sports, including the Olympics, from athletes and coaches to sponsors and marketing.

David Potter is Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Victor's Crown: A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium, Ancient Rome: A New History and Emperors of Rome, Constantine the Emperor, and Theodora.

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(c) Claire Potter. Used with permission.

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