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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Byzantine secular music

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Patronized by the Byzantine court from the 4th century until the empire’s fall (1453) in dramas, pantomimes, ballets, banquets, pagan and political festivals, Olympic games, and court...

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barbarian

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

While we associate Classical culture primarily with emphasis on citizenship (membership of a polis), Classical Greek literature also assigns considerable importance to defining a common...

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