Ancient History Magazine 34

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How did Egyptians, Greeks and Romans relax and have fun? Even though modern conceptions of 'free time' and 'leisure' do not easily overlap with the situation in antiquity, people still found plenty of opportunities for play.

Fun and games in the ancient world

  • Murray Dahm, 'Ancient leisure activities - Spectans et frigidulus'.
  • Colleen Darnell, 'The significance of Mehen and Senet - Gaming the Egyptian afterlife'.
  • Sonja Maurer-Dass, 'Recreation and celebration in ancient Greece - Music for the people'.
  • Sadi Maréchal, 'Public bathing during the Roman Empire - Beyond washing'.
  • Nigel Spivy, 'Healthy minds and bodies in antiquity - Mens sana in corpore sano'.
  • Daniel Kershaw, 'A deep dive into drinking parties, 'The symposium'.
  • Jo Ball, 'Board and dice games in the Roman military - A game of soldiers'.
  • Martin Papworth, 'Dorset's occupied and Romanized peoples - The Badbury Rings'.
  • Manon Henzen, 'Roman bread in the Netherlands - A trail of crumbs'.
  • Andreas Charalambous, 'Regency, rebellion, and realpolitik - Evagoras I of Salamis'.
  • Lindsay Powell, 'Pencils, paint, plaster, and pixels - Rebuilding ancient Rome'.

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