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  Encyclopedia: 776 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
778 BC - Agamestor, King of Athens dies after a reign of 17 years and is succeeded by his son Aeschylus.
The history of the Games is believed to reach as far back as the 13th century BC but no older written record survives.
773 BC - Death of Shoshenq III, king of Egypt.
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 Ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Marble statuette from the Cycladic islands, 3000 BC The Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Greek peninsula in several waves beginning in the late 3rd millennium BC, the last being the Dorian invasion.
The period from 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is described in History of Mycenaean Greece known for the reign of King Agamemnon and the wars against Troy as narrated in the epics of Homer.
From 650 BC onwards, the aristocracies were overthrown and replaced by populist leaders called tyrants (tyrranoi), a word which did not necessarily have the modern meaning of oppressive dictators.
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 Ancient Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Greek traveller Pausanias writes that in 668 BC, Pheidon of Argos was commissioned by the town of Pisa to capture the sanctuary from the town of Elis, which he did and then personally controlled the Games for that year.
The Athenian writer Xenophon in 364 BC gives a contemporary record of an Elean attack during the Pentathlon final of the Games themselves, as the Pisans were again in control.
In 396 BC and again in 392 BC, the horses of a Spartan princess named Cynisca won her the four-horse race.
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 Olympiad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As from 776 BC Olympic Games were presumably held without fail, Greek historians used the Olympiads as a way of reckoning time that did not depend on the time reckonings of one of the city-states.
An Olympiad started with the games, which were held at the beginning of the Olympic new year, which fell on the full moon closest to the summer solstice.
In the third century AD the games had dwindled to the point where historians are not certain whether after 261 they were still held every four years.
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 8th century BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zhou Dynasty moved its capital to Luoyang (771 BC); The Spring and Autumn Period (771-481 BC) began.
Hezekiah of the Kingdom of Judah (reigned 715 - 687 BC).
Sennacherib, King of Assyria and conqueror of Babylon (705 - 681 BC).
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 Private tour in Olympia, Olympiada 2004
The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC, after the ‘descent of the Dorians’ to southern Greece and after the worship of Zeus had started to spread.
The sanctuary of Olympia was pillaged by the Romans in 74 BC in the course of their conquest of Greece.
In the 3c BC a passage was built beneath the terraces to link the sanctuary to the stadium.
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 770s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
778 BC -, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 17 years and is succeeded by his son.
773 BC - Death of, king of Egypt.
770 BC - Beginning of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty in China as Zhou ping wang becomes the first King of the Zhou to rule from the new capital of (today Luoyang).
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 Olympic Games History - Olympic-Legacy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By the 10th century BC, it was an established center for worship, and religious activities had blossomed by the late 8th century BC.
This date (776 BC), which is the earliest verifiable date in the history of Western Civilization, is universally accepted as the official beginning of the ancient Olympic games.
The first classical construction was the temple of Zeus (472-457 BC), a magnificent structure that stood as the spectacular centerpiece of Olympia for the remainder of its history.
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 770s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centuries: 9th century BC - 8th century BC - 7th century BC
Decades: 820s BC 810s BC 800s BC 790s BC 780s BC - 770s BC - 760s BC 750s BC 740s BC 730s BC 720s BC
770 BC - Beginning of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty in China as Zhou ping wang becomes the first King of the Zhou to rule from the new capital of Chengzhou (today Luoyang).
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 2004.com - Olympic history - Ancient history
In a beautiful valley, at the city of Olympia in the state of Elis, 320 km west of Athens, the first organised Olympic Games were held 776 BC.
In 708 BC, at the 18th Olympiad, when more city states participated, especially the Spartans the first combat sport was introduced: Wrestling.
At the 20th Olympiad in 688 BC one of the most popular Olympic sports even today was introduced: Boxing.
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 The Story of Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Scholars have inferred that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa.
Although the Olympic games were never suspended, the games of 364 BC were not considered Olympic games because the Arkadians had captured the sanctuary and reorganized the games.
The games were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD, when they were abolished by the Christian Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I. The ancient Olympic Games lasted for 1170 years.
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 BBC - Schools - Ancient Greece Timeline
The first shows details of the period from 800 BC until the end of the Greek empire in 146 BC.
The second timeline shows the period from 1000 BC to the present day.
490 and 480 BC Greeks defeat Persian invaders at the battles of Marathon (490 BC)and Salamis (480 BC).
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 Greek Timeline
1,200 BC The Trojan War, civil war, and the fall of the Mycenean.
480 BC Second Persian invasion of Greece, Spartans are defeated at Thermopylae, Athens is occupied by the Persians.
443 - 429 BC Pericles is leader of Athens during the Golden Age.
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 History of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The History of Greece extends back to the arrival of the Greeks in Europe some time before 1500 BC, even though there has only been an independent state called Greece since 1821.
As early as the 7th century BC the Greeks were colonising parts of what are now Turkey, Cyprus, Italy and Libya.
The conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC established Greek rule over Anatolia, Egypt, Syria and Mesopotamia.
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 The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long.
From 776 BC, the Games were held in Olympia every four years for almost 12 centuries.
One story states that it was a runner from Megara, Orsippos or Orrhippos who, in 720 B.C. was the first to run naked in the stadion race when he lost his shorts in the race.
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 Timeline Index - People, Periods, Places, Events...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
776 BC - The first Olympics are held in ancient Greece.
Women are excluded, so they compete every four years in their own Games of Hera, to honor the Greek goddess who ru...
Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal.
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 Australia: The Games and the New Millennium
While the exact origin is unknown, the Ancient Olympic games were held in a sacred valley at Olympia in Elis near the western coast of Greece, and the first recorded Games were in 776 BC.
The games in 776 BC were the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa.
The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic games to their King Iphitos, who was told by the Delphic Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were cut.
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 Olympic games -> The Olympics of Ancient Greece on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BC; thereafter they became more and more professionalized until, in the Roman period, they provoked much censure.
They were eventually discontinued by Emperor Theodosius I of Rome, who condemned them as a pagan spectacle, at the end of the 4th cent.
BC, the Heraea games were discontinued about the time the Romans conquered Greece.
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 The History Of Track And Field. Where Running Started.
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadium race, a foot race 600 feet long.
A series of bronze tripods have been found at Olympia, some of which appear to be dated at about the 9th century BC, and it has also been suggested that these tripods may in fact be prizes for some of the early events at Olympia.
Equestrian events, held in the hippodromos, were an important part of the athletic program of the ancient Olympic Games and by the 5th century BC included the tethrippon and the keles.
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 ANCIENT OLYMPICS TO REVIVAL OF OLYMPICS,Olympics 776 BC to 1896 AD, History of Olympic Games
Olympics from 776 B.C. to 1896 A.D. Starting in about 776 B.C., the ancient Olympic Games were held every four years in the valley of Olympia in southwestern Greece.
A flame was lit at the altar of Zeus to mark the opening of the Games, which was extinguished on the completion of the Games.
According to the Olympic historical records kept by Hippias of Elis, the first foot race for the athletes was held at Olympia in Western Peloponnese for the first time in 776 B.C. in honour of their Greek God Zeus.
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 776 bc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
You are about to go back in time to the first Olympiad in the year 776 B.C...
It wasn't until 776 BC that the first true Olympic games - foot races - were held...
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 A brief history of the Olympic Games
The first Olympic games were originaly held in Olimpia in 776 BC.The only event held was a stadion race.
They erected the Philippeion (a family memorial) in the sanctuary, and held political meetings at Olympia during each Olympiad.In 145 BC, Romans took control of Greece and thus of the Olympic Games.
The games were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD, when they were abolished by the ChristianByzantine Emperor Theodosius I. The games
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 Ancient Greek Olympics: KIN 375 -- History of Phys. Ed. & Sport
The first official available record is that from the 776 BC Olympics.
Between 800 BC and 600 BC it was the young man of means and social distinction who could afford to spend his time training for the festivals.
By 776 the four major wreath festivals and the hundreds of local ones were developed.
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 I, Claudius by Robert Graves, Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian traditions converge in modern autobiographical novel
753 BC City of Rome is built (myth of Romulus and Remus, the men said to be raised by a she-wolf)
B.C. 10, Aug. 1 Tiberius Claudius Drusus is born to Drusus, son of Livia, and Antonia, daughter of Mark I Claudius Family Tree for the novel and BBC film serial
circa 4 BC birth of Jesus in the Roman province of Judea
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 Ancient Sources (Chronological), Greek Mythology Link.
The quantitative relevance of an author is measured mainly through the occurrence of mythological names, and is expressed below by the percentage (%) of mythological data found in each author.
The myths, sang by the itinerant aoidoi, and rhapsodes
From the death of Alexander to the fall of Alexandria (but Greece became a Roman province in 146 BC).
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 OLYMPIC GAMES
How then should the athletes not seek to meet, since rivalry is the basis of athletics, and in reality the very reason of its existence?"
In order to unify the athletic events that were popular in various countries and the transformation of the notion of rivalry into noble competition, free from the notion of profit, it was decided to make:
The above text illustrates in a lively way what people in the 19th century believed about the revival of the Olympic Games.
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 history
According to Hippias of Elis, who compiled a list of Olympic victors c.400 BC, the only event held at the first Olympics was the stadion footrace.
Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa.
The games were even held in 480 BCduring the Persian Wars, and they coincided with the Battle of Thermopylae.
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 Hellenic Forums Omogenia - YASOU - Hellenism: Politics and the Olympic Games - From 776 BC to the Present
Thanks, Giorgos, it just goes to show you that no matter what the topic of conversation is, eventually it all leads to politics.
And like a true "cafenio" this place is, we all love to put our two cents in about anything from the Olympic Games themselves, to the ceremonies, to the cost, and so on, and so on, and so on.
Politics and the Olympic Games - From 776 BC to the Present
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 Delphic Oracle - Prophecies
No response given because the request was deemed unjust.c.685 BC
Blessed is the man who enters my house, Kypselos, son of Aetion, king of famous Corinth, he himself and his sons, but his sons, sons no longer.' Post-650 BC?
Reply 'Kypselos will bring many woes to Corinth.' May be detached part of no. 39.
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