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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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Delphic oracle

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 130 words.

The most famous oracular seat of the god Apollo, who slew the monstrous Python there. Delphi, also called Pytho, is a striking site on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, traditionally the haunt...