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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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‘An Olympic victory must not be bought’

Jonathan S. Perry.

in Horkos

January 2008; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3777 words.

This chapter examines the oaths taken by Olympic athletes in ancient Greece, and their relation to a series of actual and alleged Olympic scandals that erupted in the late fifth and fourth...

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Thucydides, Xenophon, and Lichas

Simon Hornblower.

in Thucydidean Themes

December 2010; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6990 words.

This chapter examines the consequences of one of the most tense and dramatic moments in the history of the ancient Greek Olympic Games: the exclusion of the Spartans from the sanctuary of...

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Past It at Thirty

James Davidson.

in Patterns of the Past

October 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9819 words.

This chapter focuses on epitēdeumata linked to movement, physicality, and reproduction in ancient Greece. It examines the myth of the chariot-race between Oenomaus and Pelops as a...

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