Neither amateurs nor professionals : the status of Greek athletes / Christian Mann

Mann, Christian

The aim of this chapter is to question whether it is reasonable to apply the labels "amateurs" or "professionals" to Ancient Olympics, whether they fit the specific features of ancient athletics, and whether they are useful tools or mere obstacles for an understanding of the ancient phenomena.

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