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Ancient Greek and Roman Sport

Donald G. Kyle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Social and Cultural History. 8392 words.

To demonstrate the growth and sophistication of ancient sport studies, this chapter surveys Greek athletics and Roman spectacles from their origins to their overlap in the Roman Empire. It...

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Barrett, John [Jacky]

H. T. Welch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Classical Studies. 1088 words.

Barrett, John [Jacky] (1753/4–1821), classical scholar and eccentric, was born in Ballyroan, Queen's county, the son of Daniel Barrett (d. 1760), a Church of Ireland clergyman, and his...

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Cuffe [Cuff], Henry

Paul E. J. Hammer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; UK Politics; Education; Classical Studies. 1778 words.

Cuffe [Cuff], Henry (1562/3–1601), classical scholar and secretary to the earl of Essex, is believed to have been the youngest son of Robert Cuffe, of Donyatt, Somerset. The senior branch...

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Friedländer, Paul

William M. Calder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Classical Studies. 970 words.

Friedländer, Paul (21 March 1882–10 December 1968), classicist, was born in Berlin, the son of Maximilian Friedländer, a businessman, and Clara Schidlower. He attended school at the...

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Loeb, James

William M. Calder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Classical Studies. 986 words.

Loeb, James (06 August 1867–27 May 1933), philanthropist and classicist, was born in New York City, the son of Solomon Loeb, a banker, and Betty Gallenberg. He was the brother-in-law of...

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Ogilvie, William

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Classical Studies; Social and Cultural History. 977 words.

Ogilvie, William (1736–1819), classical scholar and advocate of common property in land, was the only son of James Ogilvie, landowner and farmer, of Pittensear, in Moray, and his wife,...

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Salt, Henry Shakespear Stephens

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Education; Classical Studies. 757 words.

Salt, Henry Shakespear Stephens (1851–1939), classical scholar and publicist, was born in Naini Tal, India, on 20 September 1851, the son of Thomas Henry Salt, lieutenant in the Bengal...

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Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet

Elizabeth Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Classical Studies. 524 words.

Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar, was the son of Sir Aubrey De Vere, second baronet (1788–1846), and his wife, Mary Rice (d....

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