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Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympics The first ancient Olympic Games can be set back to 776 B.C and went on until 393 A.D, according to historical records. The Games lasted for twelve centuries and were dedicated to gods of the Olympians. As these games went on, Olympia became the site of these ancient games. The site of the Ancient Olympics is located in the western part of Peloponnese. According to Greek mythology, Peloponnese is the island of Pelops, the founder of the Olympic Games. Olympia, Greece is where...

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The Ancient Olympic Games

The Ancient Olympic Games is a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states from Ancient Greece, which featured mainly athletic but also combat and chariot racing events.[1] The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend.[2] One of the most popular myths identifies Heracles and his father Zeus as the progenitors of the Games.[3][4][5] According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every...

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Olympic Games

Olympic Games The Olympic Games started off as a series of athletic events to honor the gods. The games have begun in the early 700 BC in honor of the god Zeus. No women were allowed to watch the games and only Greek nationals could participate. The games were held every four years. In honor of the god Zeus a statue was built out of gold and ivory by a Greek sculptor. In the games 100 oxen were sacrificed and many athletes would make sacrifices themselves. In the games boxing was a brutal...

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Ancient Olympics

Andrew Blue Mrs. Harris 18 March 2005 World History 1 History of the Ancient Olympic Games The Ancient Greek Olympics were not only sporting events, it was a celebration to honor the great and powerful Zeus. The Ancient Olympics were held every four years at the famous Olympia, a district of Elis, here all free Greek men were allowed to compete. The first record of the Olympic Games was held in 776 B.C. The main sports were the Pentathlon, the Equestrian Events, Pankration, and Boxing. The...

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The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games of Ancient Greece and What They Represented The ancient Olympic games were primarily part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the Games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site in western Peloponnesia. The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honor of their many gods and Zeus. The Isthmos games were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years...

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Is There Evidence of Female Participation in the Ancient Olympic Games?

1: Women and Sport in the Ancient World Is there evidence of female participation in the ancient Olympic Games? According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) there have been over 30,923 women participating in the modern Olympic Games over the period of 108 years since the first women participated at the 1900 Paris Olympic Games. At the latest Olympic Games held in Beijing, out of the 11,196 total athletes, 4,746 were women that were involved at the Games. Although female participation...

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Ancient Greek Olympics

Ancient Greece The Ancient Olympics “And Time, in passing onward, clearly told the plain story, how Herakles divided the spoils that were the gift of war, and offered sacrifice, and how he ordained the four years’ festival along with the first Olympic Games and with contests victors.” * Pindar Olympian Ode 10.55-59 Even though there were other games within Greece, the Olympian Games became the most famous. The man credited with the creation of the games was none other than the hero and...

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Notes and Terms Ancient Sports and Civilization

political functions Just for fun... What were the first sports? Boxing and Wrestling Running and Jumping Archery, Chariot Archery, and Chariot Racing Ball games? Fertile Crescent 3rd millenium (3000-2000 BC) Sources: seals, art, some written records Activities: Wrestling, boxing, feats of strength Royal demonstrations Ancient Egypt Royal displays; hunting; military sports Sources: hieroglyphics Sed festival The Hittites Tribal chiefs not a set kingdom Frequent religious...

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The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II. Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the...

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Horses in Ancient Greece

The Role of Horses in Ancient Greece by: Sarah Kline Horses have been an important, if not vital, part of most great societies. This fact was no less true in Ancient Greek society where horses were held on a level just below the gods. According to I. Menegatos, a lecturer from the Agricultural University of Athens, there were eight different breeds of Greek horses. All eight breeds were valued equally as "majestic or awe-inspiring beasts." This was especially true in scenes of battle. In...

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