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Growing up in Ancient Greece I: Games and Toys


1 Hour



/ group (max 60 persons)

About the Tour

🔴 How old is playing at see-saw, or hide-and-seek?
🔴 Did children play ball at the time of Socrates?
🔴 What did the girls’ dolls look like back then?
🔴 How different were the games and toys for boys and girls?
🔴 Did boys and girls ever play together?

Playing little archaeologists for a while, let’s search and dig up games and toys of children, like, say, 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬👦 (boy) and 𝐌𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐨👧(girl), many, many years ago!

Let's recreate them in our imagination through the description of ancient writers and unfold them before our eyes with the help of technology. Finally let's compare how games were represented in paintings of the time and toys looked like in finds that real archaeologists have found in excavations!

Let’s learn about children’s play in ancient Greece playfully and in the end…surprise!


Educational activities, such as games, quizzes, role-playing, and mini contests among student groups or classes, with little surprise prizes from us, will give children the opportunity for active participation and creative reflection on what they have seen and heard, completing this colorful, both literally and figuratively, experience!

How it Works

This tour is designed for a virtual presentation, hosting a group of up to 60 participants at a time. Once you book for this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with an exclusive link to join the tour. You can access the tour only through the link we provide. 

Your Instructor

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Classical archaeologist/art historian who has graduated from Oxford University (MA, PhD). She has participated in excavations, scientific projects and conferences in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Her research has been focused on Greek vase painting, iconography, and mythology, with further interests in women studies, social history, ancient Greek theatre, and cultural exchange in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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