Robin (solri) wrote in linguaphiles,
Robin
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Playing games and acting in plays

A few questions for the classicists here. Did the Romans use ludus to refer to (a) gladiatorial games and (b) theatrical performances? What about the Greeks: are their words for "play" and "perform" related?

Incidentally, in Turkish oyun is both a game, a theatrical performance and a folk dance.
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