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Toy horse, Greek, dated around 10BC.  Ancient Greek children had an assortment of toys to choose from, such as dolls, marbles, dice, and the yo-yo. Gender stereotypes, social interaction and role play could be reinforced through play. Monkeys, birds, dogs and cheetahs were also kept as pets.  The children normally spent their early childhood in the women’s quarters, and at the age of around 7, boys started going to school whilst the girls stayed at home to learn the women’s duties.

century BC toy horse, exhibited in Room 4 ("Geometric period" pottery) of the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum (Athens). Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, November 12

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Five Lines/Pente Grammai/Game of Heroes Ancient Greek/Roman historic board game

Five Lines/Pente Grammai/Game of Heroes Ancient Greek/Roman historic board game in Toys & Games, Games, Board & Traditional Games

Goddess of Beauty Barbie: The Romans called her Venus. The Greeks called her Aphrodite. By any name her beauty was of mythic proportions. The premiere doll in the fascinating and historic Classical Goddess Collection, she wears an extraordinary sky-blue crepe gown and a magnificent toga adorned with golden, ancient Greek motifs. A Limited Edition 23 centuries in the making.

Goddess of Beauty Barbie: The Romans called her Venus. The Greeks called her Aphrodite her beauty proport fascinating and wears an extraordinary sky-blue crepe gown and a magnificent toga adorned with golden, ancient Greek motifs.

Little horse on wheels (Ancient Greek child’s Toy). From tomb dating 950-900 BC. Kerameikos Archaeological Museum in Athens.

Little horse on wheels, Ancient Greek child's toy. From a tomb dating BCE, Kerameikos Archaeological Museum, Athens

Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting

Exekias, Black figured vase with Ajax and Achilles playing draughts, and detail, 540 bc.

Ancient Grecian Sculpture - Photo by Richard Hatter* free paper toys at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel, new memoir The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, a mystic suffering financial ruination in Hong Kong and her miracles *

Most Greek statues were brightly painted and many had eyes made from sea shell and metal, some even had fine wire eyelashes. Very different from th stark white we are used to seeing now.

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