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Title: Not Any Man is Fortunate in the Glory of Games
Author(s): LUNGU, Vasilica
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 147-160
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167469

Abstract :
This paper presents four fragments of two different game-boards and one round gaming-piece from the excavations of the tumulus/Heroon (TA95) at Orgame/Argamum, focusing on their role in the hero-cult. These objects stand apart as some of the most specific for the development of the hero-cult in a Greek Pontic colony. These board-games are the first to be discovered in the tomb of a founder in the Black Sea region.

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