New texts on athletes and shows in Roman Egypt

“Training, Cheating, Winning, Praising: Athletes and Shows in Papyri from Roman Egypt 6.00pm – 7.15pm, followed by a drinks reception Wednesday, 20 June 2012 The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH Three Short Lectures on the ‘Olympic’ tradition in Roman and Byzantine Egypt as revealed by new and old texts from Oxyrhynchus In the second and third centuries AD the cities of the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire developed a mania for grand public competit... »