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Université de Fribourg

Rituale, spettacolo o gioco d’azzardo? Memorie del combattimento dei galli in Grecia antica. Considerazioni linguistiche e antropologiche

Vespa, Marco

In: Enthymema, 2019, vol. XXIII, p. 434-460

The social practice of cockfighting in ancient Greece has been the subject of numerous studies which have emphasized in particular the statute of educational spectacle, a real manifesto for the ideology of Greek kalokagathia. The rooster, a courageous animal and prototype of male gender identity, would have been the protagonist of several narratives, written or figured, aimed at enhancing or...