Published October 25, 2019 | Version v1
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"Comparing greco-roman and north african play and toys", Organisation ERC Locus Ludi, Images en jeu: réception et transferts, Université de Fribourg, 24-25.10.2019


Is it possible and useful to compare the tangible and intangible play cultures of Greco-Roman antiquity and of the North African and Saharan rural world, two worlds separated by so many centuries and differentiated by natural and human environments, beliefs, customs and specific social organizations? In developing this working document I started from the assumption that it could be possible and following the analysis of the differences and similarities of play activities and toys and their material and sociocultural context I noticed several affinities proven both by literary descriptions and by images


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Locus Ludi – Locus Ludi: The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity 741520
European Commission