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Hoops and Coming of Age in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Véronique Dasen;
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  • Published: 11 Jul 2018
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
International audience; Ancient hoops, usually made of wood or metal, do not survive archaeologically, but literary and iconographic representations provide information regarding the materials used, ergonomics, as well as their symbolic and cultural values. Hoops were intimately associated with youth, especially male, and this paper aims at expanding the understanding of their collective, social and religious dimensions for boys and young men. In ancient Greece, the hoop was used in physical training at the palaestra and in the gymnasium. In Rome, it was associated with an idealized image of Greek athleticism and used in public spaces, such as the Campus Martius...
free text keywords: Game, Ganymede, hoop, life passage, leisure, spinning top, sport, toy, wheel, youth, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History
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EC| Locus Ludi
Locus Ludi
Locus Ludi: The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 741520
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG
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