Play and Games

Joshua Schwartz

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Play and Games

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This article studies the toys and games of the Jews living in Roman Palestine within a historical framework of toys, games, and play in Graeco-Roman society. The discussion first examines early studies of games in ancient Jewish society and the various rabbinic literary sources and archaeology that are available. It then gives a detailed description of the ancient Jews at play, before presenting some suggestions for possible future study.

Keywords: toys; games; play; rabbinic literary sources; archaeology; early studies of games

Article.  5764 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History

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