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dc.contributor.authorRigg, Heather Mavis
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-12 17:14:13 (GMT)
dc.date.available2022-08-12 17:14:13 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2022-08-12
dc.date.submitted2022-07-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/18541
dc.description.abstractAs early as the Bronze Age, ancient Greek horses shared in the social status of the military elite. The ritual inclusion of horses and their equipment in burial practices from the Bronze Age to the Classical period marked the elevated status of horses and the wealth of those who cared for them. It is possible to discern the level of care elite equines received through artistic depictions on Athenian pottery and from literary descriptions on the training, care, and stable management of horses as found in Xenophon’s manual, The Art of Horsemanship. The longevity of military and sport horses indicates the level of care they received. Based on the detailed practices Xenophon recommended for the selection, care, and training of 4th century BCE cavalry horses, it is possible to discern the ideal conformation (εἶδος) and posture (σχηματοποιεῖσθαι) that he desired for a horse. A comparison of Xenophon’s anatomical vocabulary to modern equine anatomy and physiology shows that he preferred riding practices that align with biomechanically sound training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectXenophonen
dc.subjecthorsesen
dc.subjectbiomechanicsen
dc.subjectequineen
dc.subjectpostureen
dc.subjectconformationen
dc.subjectancient Greeceen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectAthensen
dc.subjectLefkandien
dc.subjectBronze Ageen
dc.subjectIron Ageen
dc.subjectanatomyen
dc.subjectmaterial cultureen
dc.subjectArchaic perioden
dc.subjectClassical perioden
dc.subjectblack-figure potteryen
dc.subjectred-figure potteryen
dc.subjecthorse postureen
dc.subjectbiomechanically sound trainingen
dc.subjectOn Horsemanshipen
dc.subjectancient Athenian cavalryen
dc.subjecthorse training in ancient Greeceen
dc.subjecthorse careen
dc.subjectgroomingen
dc.subjectequine biomechanicsen
dc.subjecthorse anatomyen
dc.subjectphysiologically correct trainingen
dc.subjectkratersen
dc.subjectgrave steleen
dc.subjectridingen
dc.subjecthorseback ridingen
dc.subjectequine anatomyen
dc.subjectequine physiologyen
dc.subjecttholos tombsen
dc.subjectMycenaean burialsen
dc.subjectArt of Horsemanshipen
dc.subjectgroomen
dc.subjecthorseen
dc.subjectdressageen
dc.subjectAristotleen
dc.subjectfunerary markersen
dc.subjectarchaeologyen
dc.subjectancient Greek literatureen
dc.subjectancient Greek arten
dc.subjectancient Greek archaeologyen
dc.subject3300-1150 BCEen
dc.subject1150-750 BCEen
dc.subject750-480 BCEen
dc.subject480-323 BCEen
dc.subjectstable managementen
dc.subjectancient veterinary medicineen
dc.titlePosturing Horses: Xenophon on Biomechanical Soundness in The Art of Horsemanshipen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentClassical Studiesen
uws-etd.degree.disciplineClassical Studiesen
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws-etd.embargo.terms0en
uws.contributor.advisorVester, Christina
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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