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“Plays and you will become serious”, said Aristotle. On the heights of Lyon, the museum Lugdunum endorsed this saying of the philosopher. Until 1 December, the exhibition Playful has a number of treasures that have shaped the entertainment of children and adults in greco-roman Antiquity. At the heart of a dynamic installation in the shape of a hopscotch enamel of bright colors and an attractive course dedicated to children, 300 toys of the ancient world immerse the visitor in a world where entertainment was largely right in the city.

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“Our ambition is to show that the game has a history, it is deeply rooted in the political life”

Véronique Dasen, curator of the exhibition

Rattles, dolls, balls, marbles, spinning tops, games, etc. A rich and joyous collection, behind which on the horizon of issues that go beyond the mere pass-time: “Our ambition is to show that the game has a history, it is deeply rooted in the political life and that he has a civic dimension very strong in Antiquity,” explains Véronique Dasen, …

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