Sport & Society in Ancient Greece - The Value of Athletic Glory in Ancient Greece (video)

In ancient Greece, athletics  emerged as “a way of communicating that brings a great sense of connection between people.” It allowed individuals to elevate their position in society, train for combat, represent their city-state, and earn respect among their peers.

Watch this video to better understand the role of athletics in ancient Greece, and how the lingering “agony of defeat” is a Classic concept.