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Princess Nausica and Maids Play Catch

Salience Peripheral
Tags Females
Location Phonecia
City/State/Country: Greece
Game Hand-ball
Age of Players Youth
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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.

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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.

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