Deporte y democracia en la Atenas clásica

Pritchard, David M. (2015) Deporte y democracia en la Atenas clásica. El Futuro Des Pasado, 6: 69-86. doi:10.14516/fdp.2015.006.001.002


Author Pritchard, David M.
Title Deporte y democracia en la Atenas clásica
Translated title Sport and democracy in classical Athens
Language of Title spa
Journal name El Futuro Des Pasado   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name The Future of the Past
Language of Journal Name spa
ISSN 1989-9289
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.14516/fdp.2015.006.001.002
Open Access Status DOI
Issue 6
Start page 69
End page 86
Total pages 18
Editor J. R. Carbó García
Place of publication Salamanca, Spain
Publisher El Futuro del Pasado
Collection year 2016
Language spa
Abstract En la Grecia de época clásica, la institución de la democracia en Atenas permitió que todos sus ciudadanos pudieran acceder a la política, pero el atletismo sólo era practicado por la élite de la sociedad. Este artículo pretende estudiar la relación entre la democracia y la práctica deportiva en Atenas, buscando y analizando las razones por las que la clase inferior valorase muy positivamente y apoyara los juegos atléticos mediante políticas favorables, tanto en la administración de la infraestructura deportiva como en la protección de la crítica pública, dirigida habitualmente hacia todas las actividades de la clase superior. Una de esas razones fue la concepción similar de los eventos deportivos y de los combates de la guerra.
Formatted abstract
In Classical Greece, the institution of democracy in Athens allowed all its citizens to get access to politics, but athletics were only played by the elite of the society. This paper deals with the ties between democracy and sport practice in Athens, looking for and analyzing the reasons because of which athletics were highly valued and supported by the lower class. This support was made through pro-sport politics, in the management of sporting infrastructure and protection of athletics from the public criticism that was normally directed at the upper class and its conspicuous activities. One of those reasons was the conception of sporting events and war-battles in identical terms.
Keyword Classical Athens
Democracy
Sport
Athletics
Society
War
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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