The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days. In the 5th century B.C., the Games were extended again to cover five days. The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events. Pentathlon
Sport in ancient Greece played an important role in society. Originating from the skills of warriors, the games in Greece were both athletically and culturally significant, and have become the foundation of the modern-day Olympics. The Greeks have been a highly influential civilization. From art to architecture they have ruled as kings.
The Olympic games were held to be one of the two central rituals in ancient Greece, the other being the much older religious festival, the Eleusinian Mysteries. The games first started in Olympia, Greece, in a sanctuary site for the Greek deities near the towns of Elis and Pisa (both in Elis on the peninsula of Peloponnesos).The Sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia housed a 13-metre-high (43 ft ...
The first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to Olympia in 776 BC. Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavour, the Olympic Games were the sporting, social and cultural highlight of the Ancient Greek calendar for almost 12 centuries.
The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, were revived in the late 19th century and have become the world’s preeminent sporting competition.
The ancient Greeks loved games of skill and competition and cleverness. One popular game was similar to basketball. Kickball was similar to baseball.Kids played skill games like toss the sticks into a bucket, marbles, and jackstones or knucklebones - a game similar to jacks. They played war games that took strategy, strength, and endurance to win.
This real-time strategy video game is all about ancient Greece, and in particular, the military campaign of Phillip the Second of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great.
Competitive sports and games were a vital element in the many festivals that took place in ancient Greece. From the Olympic Games at Olympia to honor Zeus, to the Pythian Games at Delphi to honor Apollo, games were an opportunity for soldiers to show their skill and athletic prowess, as well as gain fortune and acclaim for their feats.
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