2016 CAC Central Lecture Tour: “Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture”

2016 CAC Lecture Tour photo

Classical Association of Canada (CAC): 2016 Central Lecture Tour

Monday October 24, 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm

York University, Keele Campus
Kaneff Tower, Room 519
Toronto, ON

Professor Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia)
“Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture”

Knucklebones from sheep and goats were used as randomizers for divination, board games, and gambling in Greece and Rome. This talk draws on archaeological and literary evidence to look at these everyday objects, exploring why artists created artificial knucklebones and providing a new statistical examination of how knuckle bones roll.

Download the poster here.