Minoan bull-leaping: ritual, show, or sport?
|Year of publication||2019|
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|Description||The paper aims to evaluate the role of physical fitness during the Cretan Bronze Age, particularly during the Neopalatial Period (MM III - LM IB). Depictions of activities, which we today understand as sport (in particular running, boxing, wrestling, acrobatic performances, and bull-leaping), are usually connected with dancing scenes, ritual practices, and what we contemporarily call “free-time-activities.”|