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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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athletics, late antiquity

Sofie Remijsen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Byzantine Studies. 2087 words.

Whereas chariot races gained popularity in late antiquity, athletics declined. Traditional agones, such as the Olympics, disappeared in the course of the 4th and 5th centuries ce. The...

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