Games Ancient and Oriental and how to Play them Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of...

Games Ancient and Oriental and how to Play them
Auteur: Edward Falkener
Uitgever: Hansebooks
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9783744764735
  • april 2017
  • 406 pagina's
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Excerpt from Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play Them: Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians; The Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon and Magic Squares
The present age is distinguished for discovery of the records and monuments of antiquity, and for the wonderful discoveries of the secrets of nature; for searching after things long past, and for making progress with rapid strides into the future. These two studies frequently go hand in hand together. We study the buildings and the sculptures of the ancients, and the paintings of the old masters, and we apply the principles thus learnt to the requirements of the present day; we study ancient authors, not merely to improve our taste and intellect, but also to enable us to exert our faculties to the best advantage in the affairs of life. The past, the present, and the future are woven together in all the studies and occupations of man. As a healthy recreation from pursuits of more severe study, necessity and usefulness, the following pages are offered in the hope that some of the amusements of past ages may take their place among the relaxations of modern times.
The author directed his attention many years ago to the games of chess, draughts, and backgammon, and to the formation of magic squares.
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april 2017
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406 pagina's


Edward Falkener



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