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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Wrestling
    and perfection Kings generals philosophers writers and artists considered it a science and art essential in shaping both body and character No coincidence that its invention was attributed to gods or heroes Athena and Hermes Hercules and Theseus According to the historian Plutarch of Chaeronea fighting pale in Greek was the oldest sport giving its name to palestra the place where athletes go training According to Xenophon of Athens a disciple of Socrates the Greeks had developed their proverbial cleverness by means of constant fighting There are specialties of struggle that are currently considered Olympic sports but at the same time in Europe there is currently a vast movement of wrestlers practising fighting styles typical of a territory s tradition It is a very heterogeneous community of wrestlers with a varying number of participants but also well structured The most important are those of Brittany Switzerland Scotland Greece Turkey various regions of Spain Austria and many other regions of Eastern Europe Asia Africa and the Americas In Italy there are two important community of wrestlers one practicing the Sardinian struggle S Istrumpa handed down from generation to generation for thousands of years in particular from the pastoral environment Bronzes found

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Morra
    points wins the game If all players guess right or wrong the bet is void Historical Background The meaning of the word morra is still unknown probably derives from the Latin murris heap pile of stones even though the Romans actually called the game micatio from the verb micare flashing implying digitis fingers The first morra players were probably shepherds guarding their sheep and this fact supports the hypothesis that the name derives from the word murris Even today in Abruzzo and Molise in the past land of shepherds the expression morra di pecore is used to describe a group of sheep enclosed in an area surrounded by stone walls Another hypothesis is that the name derives from the term Mediterranean morra which means fight confusion uproar The game in fact can get very excited loud almost violent Others claim that it is the closed hand that has given name to the game Morra could also have taken its name from mora blackberry the fruit of the forest very well known in peasant societies But this is not the most convincing hypothesis Some claim that the name was given upon its diffusion among the Arabs and then among the Moors For others it derives from the French Mourre In Italy the first evidence can be found in a medieval document dated 1324 discovered in Santa Anatolia in the province of Macerata This document makes reference to morre referring to some games of the time The game of mora with a single r also appears in the Vocabolarietto della lingua furbesca 1480 by Luigi Pulci Morra was banned in 1931 by the fascist regime for reasons of public policy since it was considered gambling and often caused quarrels and fights A ban on morra in public places is still in force

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - morra community
    Home Our Philosophy Manifesto Game settings Italy Game variety morra community Game communities Game settings Italy Veneto morra community morra community Morra Morra Veneto Verona Tregnago credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9 37128 Verona T 045 8309162

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Pucks
    metals or plastic The variety which makes use of stones however is still widespread in much of the Italian territory and often coexists with modern equipment This game variety has many similarities with bowls Especially in variations of the game in which one has to get as close as possible to a target this is often a kind of jack called dot balin or bolin etc Historical Background The oldest traces of a recreational activity that used flat stones were found in the Alps and date back to pre Christian years Even in these types of games the aim was not so much to hit a target but to get as close as possible to it Games with stones however are more ancient than these findings A Neolithic site of Catal Huyuk in Turke shows that 7000 years before Christ stone spheres were already used to play a game very similar to bowling These findings show that plates making use of flat stones are forerunners to boules which are instead spherical Both varieties have survived since they responded to different needs Boules in fact even if they have the advantage of rolling and to allow a more controlled launch could

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - zachegn community
    Philosophy Manifesto Game settings Italy Game variety zachegn community Game communities Game settings Italy Emilia Romagna zachegn community zachegn community Zachegn Piastre Emilia Romagna Ravenna Pieve Cesato Faenza credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9 37128 Verona T

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - palet community
    Philosophy Manifesto Game settings Italy Game variety palet community Game communities Game settings Italy Val d Aosta palet community palet community Palet Piastre Val d Aosta Aosta Saint Denis credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9 37128 Verona

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Ruzzole
    type often the object is a form of hard cheese which is given as a prize to those who roll it as far as possible Historical Background A discus thrower is depicted in Tomb of the Olympiad at the Etruscan town of Tarquinia It is therefore possible that this game was already popular among Etruscans This game was widely practiced during the last period of the Roman Empire and by

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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Spheres
    either with the palm of the hand usually protected by bands of tissue or a bracelet of wood and leather Many of these games are practiced on roads although there some playgrounds called sferisterio still exist One of the common features to almost all of these games is to require a field with a wall or a row of houses to bounce the ball on Historical Background Spheres have always been played in cultures around the world from the mythical representations of the violent game thlachtli a ritual of pre Columbian civilizations to ancient Greeks and then the Romans Romans in particular developed the game of follis and ludere espulsim and built fields for the game called spheristerium Balls could be made of natural fibers and fabrics or they could be made of stone or metal covered in wool and leather or rubber However leather balls are still used by various game communities Since the Sixteenth century various types of ball games have been played in Western Europe with different local varieties In particular these games are popular in Spain the Netherlands and in Central and Northern Italy Many poets and writers have written about these games among others Goethe

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