A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman

A spouse to recreation and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity provides a chain of essays that practice a socio-historical point of view to myriad facets of historical activity and spectacle. Covers the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire

• comprises contributions from quite a number overseas students with numerous Classical antiquity specialties
• is going past the standard concentrations on Olympia and Rome to check recreation in towns and territories through the Mediterranean basin
• encompasses a number of illustrations, maps, end-of-chapter references, inner cross-referencing, and an in depth index to extend accessibility and help researchers

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But also of the development of the philosophical Idea in the element of thinking. Indeed, conceived in its stillness, the Idea is non-temporal. But as concrete, as unity of A Philosophy of the History of Philosophy 33 differences ... the Idea is essentially not stillness ... rather, as internal differentiation ... she becomes ... extrinsicality in the element of thinking, so that in thinking pure philosophy appears as an existent proceeding in time (GW 18, 52-3). 65 In sum: Hegel determines space and time as, respectively, the immediate and mediated dimensions of the Idea's externality.

69 On the latest stage of the Idea's unfolding, a philosophic system is enabled to grasp the Idea thanks to its historical position: it can look back at the Idea's unfolding. This unfolding is what makes up the content (the 'fulfilled whole') of the concept of philosophy. Since philosophy is thought that thinks itself, it fulfills two roles at once. As object of itself, its past phases or moments appear to it as precedents to present thought, the latter being the subject of philosophic knowing.

GW 18, 43). [T]he true has the urge ... to develop itself. Only the living, the spiritual moves, stirs itself inside itself, self-develops. In this way the Idea, concrete in itself and self-developing, is an organic system, a totality that contains in itself a wealth of stages and moments (GW 18, 47). 25 Urge (or drive) in general is Hegel's term for the essential characteristic of life, be this the life of nature or, as here, of spirit. The urge of anything that is self-moved is its thoroughgoing concept.

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