View of the amphitheatre at Pompeii.

Amphitheatre

View of the amphitheatre at Pompeii.

An illustration of babies playing on floor with dolls.

Babies Playing on Floor with Dolls

An illustration of babies playing on floor with dolls.

A backgammon board.

Backgammon

A backgammon board.

This image depicts a ball game during the summer in San Sebastian, Spain.

Ball Game

This image depicts a ball game during the summer in San Sebastian, Spain.

A baseball player ready at bat.

Baseball Player

A baseball player ready at bat.

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

Boy & Girl Playing

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

A young boy playing with a puppy in a crate.

Boy and dog

A young boy playing with a puppy in a crate.

An illustration of a boy blowing a horn with dogs by his side.

Boy Blowing Horn with Dogs by His Side

An illustration of a boy blowing a horn with dogs by his side.

An illustration of a boy climbing a tree.

Boy Climbing Tree

An illustration of a boy climbing a tree.

An illustration of a little boy playing a drum.

Boy Playing Drum

An illustration of a little boy playing a drum.

An illustration of a young boy playing a small pipe.

Young Boy Playing Pipe

An illustration of a young boy playing a small pipe.

An illustration of a young boy playing with a small ball.

Boy Playing with Ball

An illustration of a young boy playing with a small ball.

An illustration of a boy throwing a ball for a dog and a girl watching while holding a doll.

Boy Throwing Ball for Dog & Girl with Doll

An illustration of a boy throwing a ball for a dog and a girl watching while holding a doll.

An illustration of a young boy wearing a head covering and holding a blow dart gun.

Young Boy with Blow Dart Gun

An illustration of a young boy wearing a head covering and holding a blow dart gun.

An illustration of a boy wearing a hat and holding a sword while playing with a group of dogs.

Boy with Hat & Sword Playing with Dogs

An illustration of a boy wearing a hat and holding a sword while playing with a group of dogs.

A line of boys pushing eachother, with the first boy being knocked over.

Boys in line

A line of boys pushing eachother, with the first boy being knocked over.

An illustration of three boys playing in front of a small house.

Boys Playing

An illustration of three boys playing in front of a small house.

A cartoon of a baby playing with a snake.

Cartoon of Baby and Snake

A cartoon of a baby playing with a snake.

An illustration of a child playing with a pumpkin.

Child with Pumpkin

An illustration of a child playing with a pumpkin.

An illustration of two children chasing a dog.

Children Chasing Dog

An illustration of two children chasing a dog.

An illustration of children playing in the forest.

Children in Forest

An illustration of children playing in the forest.

An illustration of children playing in hay.

Children in Hay

An illustration of children playing in hay.

An illustration of children playing in the woods.

Children in Woods

An illustration of children playing in the woods.

An illustration of children playing in the woods.

Children in Woods

An illustration of children playing in the woods.

An illustration of children of various ethnic groups playing.

Children Playing

An illustration of children of various ethnic groups playing.

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

Children Playing

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

An illustration of a group of children playing outside.

Children Playing

An illustration of a group of children playing outside.

An illustration of children playing with a dog.

Children Playing

An illustration of children playing with a dog.

An illustration of four children playing "London Bridge is Falling Down".

Four Children Playing "London Bridge is Falling Down"

An illustration of four children playing "London Bridge is Falling Down".

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

Children Playing in Stream

An illustration of children playing in a stream.

A small group of children sitting in an orchard playing with the wild grasses.

Children sitting in orchard

A small group of children sitting in an orchard playing with the wild grasses.

An illustration of two children playing with a doll.

Children with Doll

An illustration of two children playing with a doll.

An illustration of a dog chasing another dog.

Dog Chasing Dog

An illustration of a dog chasing another dog.

Famous Athenian tradgedian.

Euripides

Famous Athenian tradgedian.

"The next evolution is presented in Euripides. He is less ideal than his predeccesor, but truer to nature. His drama is more of a reality. He takes his stand in the midst of human life as it is. His language is the language of the people. The heroes of his plays are more possible than those of Sophocles. They are redeemed with weaknesses, touched with folly, stained with tears. He has more variety in his action, greater freedom, more surprises and vicissitudes."—Ridpath, 1885

Euripides

"The next evolution is presented in Euripides. He is less ideal than his predeccesor, but truer to nature.…

An illustration of a father holding his young son.

Father Holding Young Boy

An illustration of a father holding his young son.

A figurine is a statuette that represents a human, deity, or animal. Figurines may be realistic or iconic, depending on the skill and intention of the creator. The earliest were made of stone or clay. Modern versions are made of ceramic, metal, glass, wood and plastic.

Suspended Figurine

A figurine is a statuette that represents a human, deity, or animal. Figurines may be realistic or iconic,…

An illustration of a girl petting a dog.

Girl & Dog

An illustration of a girl petting a dog.

An illustration of a young girl carrying an armful of fall leaves.

Girl Carrying Branches with Leaves

An illustration of a young girl carrying an armful of fall leaves.

An illustration of a young girl holding her dolls and picking flowers in a garden.

Young Girl Picking Flowers in Garden

An illustration of a young girl holding her dolls and picking flowers in a garden.

A young girl playing store with a simple table made of barrels and a plank of wood.

Girl playing store

A young girl playing store with a simple table made of barrels and a plank of wood.

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

Girl Reading Book & Holding Doll

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

An illustration of a young girl holding a badminton racket.

Girl with Badminton Racket

An illustration of a young girl holding a badminton racket.

An illustration of a young girl holding a butterfly net.

Girl with Butterfly Net

An illustration of a young girl holding a butterfly net.

An illustration of two girls and a boy playing with a pack of dogs.

Two Girls & Boy Playing with Dogs

An illustration of two girls and a boy playing with a pack of dogs.

An illustration of two girls playing with a black cat.

Two Girls Playing with Cat

An illustration of two girls playing with a black cat.

An illustration of a grandfather playing with his two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Grandfather Playing with Children

An illustration of a grandfather playing with his two granddaughters and two grandsons.

An illustration of a group consisting of three females and one male playing in water.

Group Playing in Water

An illustration of a group consisting of three females and one male playing in water.

"That the Egyptians paid great attention to the study of music and had arrived at a very accurate knowledge of the art, is evident from the instruments which they used." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian harp

"That the Egyptians paid great attention to the study of music and had arrived at a very accurate knowledge…

"Hat for little girl who wants to play." -Beard, 1906

Cone puppet hat

"Hat for little girl who wants to play." -Beard, 1906

Four children jumping rope in the playground.

Jumping Rope

Four children jumping rope in the playground.

An illustration of a man holding a tambourine and playing with a dog.

Man and Dog

An illustration of a man holding a tambourine and playing with a dog.

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

Man Playing Clarinet

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

An illustration of a man playing the violin.

Man Playing Violin

An illustration of a man playing the violin.

An illustration of a man playing the violin while children dance around.

Man Playing Violin with Children Dancing

An illustration of a man playing the violin while children dance around.

An illustration of three men playing string instruments, one playing the cello and two playing the violin.

Three Men Playing String Instruments

An illustration of three men playing string instruments, one playing the cello and two playing the violin.

"Menander was an Athenian, and was born in B.C. 342. He was drowned at the age of 52, whilst swimming in the harbour of Piraeus. He wrote upwards of 100 comedies, of which only fragments remain; and the unanimous praise of posterity awakens our regret for the loss of one fo the most elegant writers of antiquity." — Smith, 1882

Menander

"Menander was an Athenian, and was born in B.C. 342. He was drowned at the age of 52, whilst swimming…

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Dancing girls of Mexico

"Dancing girls of Mexico." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

An illustration of two wandering minstrels caught in a rain storm.

Wandering Minsrtels

An illustration of two wandering minstrels caught in a rain storm.

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

Molière

Also known as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of…