hist-games: Plato

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Mon Feb 13 00:34:10 PST 2006


Plato does not "discuss" board games. He uses them sometimes to illustrate
a certain aspect in his discussion.
Look at:
Laws 739a, 820c, 903d; Politeia II 374c, 487b; Eryxias 395 A-B; Hipparchus
220e

He doesn't devaluate them, on the cotrary, he speaks of skilful players.
Best
Ulrich

>
> Where does Plato discuss board games and how does he
> value them? Does he devaluate them like he does with the fine
> arts?
>
> Mats
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