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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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Symbolic plant(s) of the Olympic Games

Sophia Rhizopoulou.

in Journal of Experimental Botany

August 2004; p ublished online July 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3197 words.

The victors of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece were awarded crowns made of olive branches. In Antiquity, the symbolism of plants was related to myths, properties, aesthetic values, and...

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