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Olympic Games

Edited by John Roberts

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780192801463
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727061
Olympic Games

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They were held in the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, once every four years in August or September. They honoured Zeus, and were said to commemorate the victory of ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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