search
Include:
1 Research products, page 1 of 1

Relevance
arrow_drop_down
  • Open Access French
    Authors: 
    Nicolas Mathieu;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France
    Project: EC | Locus Ludi (741520)

    Peu attesté dans les inscriptions, et uniquement durant l’Empire, surtout au IIe siècle apr. J.-C., dans les provinces, à Cyrène, Avenches chez les Helvètes, Centuripe en Sicile et, probablement, à Nîmes en Narbonnaise, le sphaeristerium est mentionné dans les sources littéraires d’époque impériale et dans le Digeste. Toutes ces attestations signalent un lieu plus ou moins aménagé ou construit, dans un contexte sportif ou ludique, thermal ou balnéaire, public ou privé – dans une villa –, où les hommes jouaient à la balle. C’était un lieu de sociabilité : la pratique ludique participait à la construction civique et sociale du uir. Magistrats municipaux et empereurs en ont construit ou restauré et y ont joué. C’est un élément d’identification normée. The sphaeristerium was the place where Roman men played to ball game. The word is documented by three or four inscriptions discovered in Sicily, in Germania Superior, in Cyrenaica, and Gallia Narbonensis. This game room was designated as paganicum by epigraphy in Africa Proconsularis. Pliny the Younger described the sphaeristeria he possessed in his uillae. It is noticed Digest proved these places were located in private gardens. Sphaeristerium was in any case associated with bath and heated rooms. Gamers and ball boys were well known by literary and epigraphic documents: young persons, old men, freedmen, slaves gamed skillfully in order to relax themselves, to try out their ability. The corpus dated from 1st century AD until to 3rd century AD highlights a sociability complied with uirtus and bodily practices coming from palestra.

Include:
1 Research products, page 1 of 1
  • Open Access French
    Authors: 
    Nicolas Mathieu;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France
    Project: EC | Locus Ludi (741520)

    Peu attesté dans les inscriptions, et uniquement durant l’Empire, surtout au IIe siècle apr. J.-C., dans les provinces, à Cyrène, Avenches chez les Helvètes, Centuripe en Sicile et, probablement, à Nîmes en Narbonnaise, le sphaeristerium est mentionné dans les sources littéraires d’époque impériale et dans le Digeste. Toutes ces attestations signalent un lieu plus ou moins aménagé ou construit, dans un contexte sportif ou ludique, thermal ou balnéaire, public ou privé – dans une villa –, où les hommes jouaient à la balle. C’était un lieu de sociabilité : la pratique ludique participait à la construction civique et sociale du uir. Magistrats municipaux et empereurs en ont construit ou restauré et y ont joué. C’est un élément d’identification normée. The sphaeristerium was the place where Roman men played to ball game. The word is documented by three or four inscriptions discovered in Sicily, in Germania Superior, in Cyrenaica, and Gallia Narbonensis. This game room was designated as paganicum by epigraphy in Africa Proconsularis. Pliny the Younger described the sphaeristeria he possessed in his uillae. It is noticed Digest proved these places were located in private gardens. Sphaeristerium was in any case associated with bath and heated rooms. Gamers and ball boys were well known by literary and epigraphic documents: young persons, old men, freedmen, slaves gamed skillfully in order to relax themselves, to try out their ability. The corpus dated from 1st century AD until to 3rd century AD highlights a sociability complied with uirtus and bodily practices coming from palestra.

Send a message
How can we help?
We usually respond in a few hours.