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Banchich, Thomas – American Journal of Play, 2017
The author uses the inscriptions and images on several ancient Greek vases to consider how social context, the meanings of play-related words, and particular features of the Greek language contributed to the ability to signal and perceive playfulness. He emphasizes the importance of the lexical range of some Greek words and how expectations linked…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Play, Humor, Foreign Countries
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D'Angour, Armand – American Journal of Play, 2013
In this article, the author outlines Plato's notions of play in ancient Greek culture and shows how the philosopher's views on play can be best appreciated against the background of shifting meanings and evaluations of play in classical Greece. Play--in various forms such as word play, ritual, and music--proved central to the development of…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Play, Foreign Countries, World History