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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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Olympic games

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 4 words.

The Clearest Example of Thucydides Pindaricus: 5. 49–50. 4. 4, The Olympic Games of 420 bc

Simon Hornblower.

in Thucydides and Pindar

October 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6575 words.

This chapter examines two chapters of Thucydides, which describe the Olympic games of 420 BC. Readers will notice the change of unexpected wealth of narrative detail in these two chapters,...

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Thucydides and Pindar

Simon Hornblower.

October 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 472 pages.

This book discusses a relationship between Thucydides and Pindar not so far acknowledged in modern scholarship. It argues that ancient critics were right to detect stylistic similarities...

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Could Thucydides have known Pindar and did he?

Simon Hornblower.

in Thucydides and Pindar

October 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 2991 words.

This chapter examines the question of whether Thucydides may have known Pindar. It is argued that Thucydides had knowledge of the works of Pindar. Indirect evidence is seen in Thucydides'...

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Hailing a Racial Kinship

Erika Fischer-Lichte.

in Tragedy’s Endurance

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 14937 words.

The fifth chapter, ‘Hailing a Racial Kinship: Performances of Greek Tragedies during the Third Reich’, interprets the Olympic Games in Berlin (1936) and Lothar Müthel’s production of the Or...

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