Book chapter

Ancient Play and Games: in Search of a Definition

BHAP-HA+SCANT

  • 2021
Published in:
  • Play and Games in Classical Antiquity: Definition, Transmission, Reception / Dasen, Véronique ; Vespa, Marco. - 2021, p. 5-16
English The ERC Locus Ludi investigates the history and the dynamics of ancient ludic culture. Play and games provide a privileged access to past societal norms, values, identities, and the collective imaginary. People play all over the world and have done so throughout history, but they do not play the same games, nor do they assign the same meaning and function to play. Our modern western concepts of “play” and “game” differ in several respects from the Greek and Roman ones that this chapter attempts to define.
Faculty
Faculté des lettres
Department
Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Archeology
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https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/312942
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