publication . Article . 2020

Traces of Appropriation: Roman Board Games in Egypt and Sudan

Alex De Voogt;
English
  • Published: 11 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; races of appropriation: Roman board games in Egypt and SudanBoard games in antiquity are characterized by their continuity in both shape and playing practice when crossing socio-political borders and centuries of time. But as much as these games appear similar throughout the archaeological record, traces of integration and appropriation are found in aspects not necessarily affecting rules of play or configurations of boards.Recently uncovered examples of the game of Duodecim scripta in Egypt and Sudan point to changes in board design or, at least, in design preference when compared to those found elsewhere in the Roman Empire. The presenc...
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free text keywords: Cultural appropriation, cultural transmission, Duodecim scripta, Egypt, Sudan, Appropriation culturelle, transmission culturelle, Égypte, Soudan, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, [SHS.ANTHRO-SE]Humanities and Social Sciences/Social Anthropology and ethnology, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, [SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, History, Ancient history, Appropriation
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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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