Chronology:Phonecia

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790c.1 Princess Nausica and Maids Play Catch

Tags:

Females

Location:

Phonecia

Game:

Hand-ball

Age of Players:

Youth

From Pope's translation of Homer's Odyssey:

O'er the green mead the sporting virgins play, Their shining veils unbound, along the skies, Tost and retost, the ball incessant flies.

Sources:

Joseph Strutt, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: From the Earliest Period, Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions and Pompous Spectacles (London: Methuen & Co., 1801), p. 91.

Circa
790
Item
790c.1
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