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ERIC Number: EJ1153365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Archaeology and Developmental Psychology: A Brief Survey of Ancient Athenian Toys
Sommer, Maria; Sommer, Dion
American Journal of Play, v9 n3 p341-355 Spr 2017
The authors note that ancient Athens, in important ways, connected children, toys, and play. But they also find the scholarship of toys sparse and scattered. They discuss obstacles that can skew our modern view of the Greek mind, and they caution that modern eyes should not see play where the Greeks saw ritual and religious devotion. With these challenges in mind, the authors draw from archaeological, linguistic, and literary evidence found in ancient toys, art, and texts to offer an ecology of play that fits both modern and antique societies and guides future investigations of the subject.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)
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