Roman Ball Games

The ancient Romans played many ball games, but not all of them had specific names. Some of the games they described are difficult to reconcile with the games that we know of. A number of these games involved play around a circle or circles. There are few games that can be formulated with a ball and a circle, and the following game we call Roman Ball represents one of them. This game is so simple that Greek and Roman children may have played a game very much like it, if not exactly like it. First the rules, then the historical evidence. [Ancient Greece] [Images]

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