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Nemesis, the Roman State and the Games

Nemesis, the Roman State and the Games
Author : Michael B. Hornum
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 1993
Category : Religion
Total pages :373
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This re-evaluation of the place of Nemesis in the Roman World shows that the goddess was associated less with the lower classes than with the emperor and state. It also reveals her as particularly connected with the "munus" and "venatio" as the result of a function peculiar to these games.

The Games People Play

The Games People Play
Author : Robert Ellis
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2014-04-21
Category : Religion
Total pages :336
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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, "Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all."

The Games Machines

The Games Machines
Author : Anonim
Publisher : PediaPress
Release Date : 2021
Category :
Total pages :129
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Life After the Games

Life After the Games
Author : Holly Miller
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release Date : 2007-05-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :168
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When people are at their lowest moment, even touching the bottom, God is their only strength. They must decide to push off by surrendering their own strength and allowing God to bring them through this life of games. (Social Issues)

Olympic games costs to plan and stage the games in the United States.

Olympic games costs to plan and stage the games in the United States.
Author : Anonim
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release Date : 2021
Category :
Total pages :129
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Playing the Games

Playing the Games
Author : Serge Cartwright,Adam Brace
Publisher : Oberon Books
Release Date : 2012-08-14
Category : Drama
Total pages :96
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Playing the Games is a duo of plays focussing on the London 2012 Olympics, it includes: Taking Part by Adam Brace Lucky Henry, a Congolese security guard, has set his sights on representing his country at the 2012 Olympics. Only one problem; he’s a terrible swimmer and his Russian coach wants to fly home on the first day of training. Everyone loves an underdog – think Eddie the Eagle or Eric the Eel. Follow Henry’s journey from deep end straggler to Olympic hopeful as the two men try to fulfil their dreams at the London games. After The Party by Serge Cartwright Sean and Ray are best friends from Stratford. Once a promising DJ double act, now they’re stuck in a rut: 30ish, unemployed but still clinging to a fantasy of making it in the music industry. With a baby on the way and the world about to arrive on their doorstep for London 2012, it could be the perfect opportunity for them to make something of their lives...

Sex, Power and the Games

Sex, Power and the Games
Author : K. Woodward
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2012-06-12
Category : Social Science
Total pages :205
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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and at what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.

The Games Book

The Games Book
Author : Huw Davies
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date : 2010-10-15
Category : Games & Activities
Total pages :151
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Have you ever struggled to remember your favourite childhood game so you can teach it to your own children? Do you love to reminisce about the good old days when it was all just good old-fashioned fun? The Games Book has the answers. Packed full of traditional indoor and outdoor games from yesteryear, it contains something for family members of all ages to enjoy. Each game has instructions and some hints and tips for beginners. An ideal companion for rainy days and family holidays. Entries include: . Playground games - What's the Time, Mr Wolf? . Tag games - Stick in the Mud and Marco Polo . Card games - Patience and Rummy . Paper games - Consequences and Hangman . Ball games - Sevens and Kingy

The Games Black Girls Play

The Games Black Girls Play
Author : Kyra D. Gaunt
Publisher : NYU Press
Release Date : 2006-02-06
Category : Games
Total pages :221
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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

Masters of the Games

Masters of the Games
Author : Joseph Epstein
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2015-01-09
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :320
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In this collection, his twenty-fifth book, Joseph Epstein departs from writing about literature and culture to indulge his fondness for the world of sport in all its forms. In these essays and stories on such subjects as saving Joe DiMaggio’s reputation from the clutches of an iconoclastic biographer, marveling at the skills of Michael Jordan, shaking free of an addiction to radio sports talk shows, or contemplating the changing nature of the games he grew up with and played as a boy, Epstein turns writing about sports into an art at once penetrating and highly amusing.

Winning the Games Scientists Play

Winning the Games Scientists Play
Author : C.J. Sindermann
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
Category : Medical
Total pages :304
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The interpersonal strategies that surround the act of doing good science--hereafter referred to as scientific game play ing-have received some published attention, and many of the game rules are almost axiomatic among successful prac titioners of science. There is a need, however, to review pe riodically what we know and what we think we know about the art, and to add new insights that become available. This book is a response to that need; it has been written for science practitioners and grandstanders of the 1980s, drawing on in Sights and perceptions gained from victories and defeats of the 1970s. It seems especially important that the strategies and rules of scientific game playing be reviewed critically as we move into the decade of the 1980s, since many of those rules have changed during the 1970s--in fact each recent decade has seen significant changes. The 1950s were expansionist, when sci entific jobs were relatively easy to find, when faculties were expanding, when students were plentiful, and when federal grants were readily available. The 1960s began as a period of stabilization, and then became one of unrest and reexami nation of purpose. The climate was still good; students were v vi PREFACE still abundant, but there was less growth in faculty size, and federal grants reached a plateau. In the 1970s the student population started to decline, and federal funding for research began to dry up.

The Games of the Match at Chess by the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827 and 1828

The Games of the Match at Chess by the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827 and 1828
Author : London Chess Club
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1830
Category :
Total pages :8
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The Games of July

The Games of July
Author : Frank C. Zagare
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release Date : 2011
Category : History
Total pages :214
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"Seldom does one see a game-theoretic approach as carefully applied to the puzzling decisions of 1914. Zagare's theory allows us to understand the beginnings of World War I from a different and unified perspective while also challenging more traditional approaches to international relations." ---Glenn Palmer, Penn State World War I plays a central role in many of the theoretical debates among scholars of international politics. Taking advantage of recent advances in game theory and the latest historiography, Frank Zagare offers a new and provocative interpretation of the events that led to the outbreak of a world war in August 1914. He analyzes key events from Bismarck's surprising decision in 1879 to enter a strategic alliance with Austria-Hungary; to the British attempt to ensure peace; to the German invasion of Belgium and France; and finally, to the escalation that culminated in a full-scale global war. Zagare concludes that, while the war was most certainly unintended, it was in no sense accidental. Along the way, key decision makers in all the pertinent capitals made calculated choices that may have been wrongheaded but that were also rational. Yet, until the very end, the war was not inevitable. There were alternative rational courses that did not necessarily imply conflict. With different leaders or with different policies, the war could have been averted. The Games of July serves not only as an analytical narrative but also as a work of theoretical assessment employing various realist explanations along with a collection of game-theoretic models known as Perfect Deterrence Theory. Frank C. Zagare is Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

The Games of War

The Games of War
Author : John Bobek
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date : 2007-12-12
Category : Education
Total pages :280
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Here’s a Hobby for those who love:toys, games, role playing, military history, action movies, science fiction, paintball, and having friends and family over. This book has it all, from gladiatorial combat to space warfare. Test your skills and luck as you re-fight famous battles or explore the world of “what ifs.” Here’s your chance to “be” Alexander, Saladin, Cromwell, Washington, Napoleon, Nelson, Lee, Grant, Pershing, Rommel, Patton, Nimitz, or any of the great military leaders of history. “Lead” a patrol in the Ardennes or in Afghanistan. It’s paintball without the pain! You can “fly” your Wildcat against a Zero, your Phantom against a Mig. See if you have what it takes to be a “pirate” in the Carribbean. Can you “conquer” a galaxy or “master” magic? The rules contained in this book cover all this and more. They are easy to learn, fast to play, and contain background information for anyone who’s not a historian. You can get started on any budget and with whatever space you have available. Rediscover reading for fun! Teaching History? There are sample history “labs” included. Have your class “experience” the past! Watch their interest and enthusiasm grow!

The Game's Afoot!

The Game's Afoot!
Author : Alexander Mehlmann
Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
Release Date : 2000
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :159
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It all started with von Neumann and Morgenstern half a century ago. Their Theory of Games and Economic Behavior gave birth to a whole new area of mathematics concerned with the formal problems of rational decision as experienced by multiple agents. Now, game theory is all around us, making its way even into regular conversations. In the present book, Mehlmann presents mathematical foundations and concepts illustrated via social quandaries, mock political battles, evolutionary confrontations, economic struggles, and literary conflict. Most of the standard models--the prisoners' dilemma, the arms race, evolution, duels, the game of chicken, etc.--are here. Many non-standard examples are also here: the Legend of Faust, shootouts in the movies, the Madness of Odysseus, to name a few. The author uses familiar formulas, fables, and paradoxes to guide readers through what he calls the ``hall of mirrors of strategic decision-making''. His light-hearted excursion into the world of strategic calculation shows that even deep insights into the nature of strategic thought can be elucidated by games, puzzles, and diversions. Originally written in German and published by Vieweg-Verlag, this AMS edition is a translation tailored for the English-speaking reader. It offers an intriguing look at myths and paradoxes through the lens of game theory, bringing the mathematics into sharper focus at the same time. This book is a must for those who wish to consider game theory from a different perspective: one that embraces science, literature, and real-life conflict. The Game's Afoot! would make an excellent book for an undergraduate course in game theory. It can also be used for independent study or as supplementary course reading. The connections to literature, films and everyday life also make it highly suitable as a text for a challenging course for non-majors. Its refreshing style and amusing combination of game theoretic analysis and cultural issues even make it appealing as recreational reading.