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  MSN Encarta - Olympian Games
The Olympian Games were held in honour of Zeus and took place every four years at Olympia, the location of the deity's principal shrine.
The Olympian Games were held in the summer, and early in each year of the games, envoys were sent throughout the Greek world to invite the city-states to join in paying tribute to Zeus.
The Olympian Games were the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games, the international athletic competition held every four years at different locations throughout the world, that were inaugurated in 1896.
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 Nemean Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Nemean Games were one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, and were held at Nemea every two years.
With the Isthmian Games, the Nemean Games were held both the year before and the year after the Olympic Games and the Pythian Games in the third year of the Olympiad cycle.
They were said to have been founded by Heracles after he defeated the Nemean Lion ; another myth said that they originated as the funeral games of a child named Opheltes.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Nemean_Games.html   (463 words)

  
 Isthmian Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With the Nemean Games, the Isthmian Games were held both the year before and the year after the Olympic Games, while the Pythian Games were held in the third year of the Olympiad cycle.
The Isthmian Games were held in honour of Poseidon, and were said to have originated around 580 BC to celebrate the death of the tyrant Kypselos.
The Games of 196 BC were used by Titus Quinctius Flamininus to proclaim the freedom of the Greek states from Macedonian rule.
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 MSN Encarta - Ancient Olympic Games
Games, Olympic (ancient), most famous of the four great national festivals of the ancient Greeks, the other three being the Isthmian Games, the Pythian Games, and the Nemean Games (see Games, Ancient).
The ancient Olympic Games were celebrated in the summer every four years in the sanctuary of the god Zeus at Olympia.
Early in the year of the Games, envoys were sent throughout the Greek world to invite the city-states to join in paying tribute to Zeus.
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 Panhellenic Games
The Games took place in a four-year cycle known as the Olympiad, which was one of the ways the Greeks measured time.
The Olympic Games were used as a starting point, year one of the cycle; the Nemean and Isthmian Games were both held (in different months) in year two, followed by the Pythian Games in year three, and then the Nemean and Isthmian Games again in year four.
The main events at each of the games were chariot racing, boxing, wrestling, boxing, pankration, stadion and various other foot races, and the pentathlon (made up of wrestling, stadion, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw).
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/p/pa/panhellenic_games.shtml   (319 words)

  
 Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were a religious event dedicated to the glory of Zeus, and to celebrate athletic prowess.
To ease the "agony" of the training there were from the very beginning, baths and steam rooms, made of marble and stone, with furnaces under the floors to produce steam and hot water for the popular "hip" baths in which the athletes could soak.
Travelers to the Games were not molested by highwaymen if they were going to the Games, and politicians flocked there to do their politicking in the stimulating atmosphere.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Nemean Games
Nemean Games, festivals of athletic competition held at Nemea, northwest of Árgos, Greece, beginning in 573 bc.
Games, Olympic (ancient), most famous of the four great national festivals of the ancient Greeks, the other three being the Isthmian Games, the...
Games, activities or contests governed by sets of rules.
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 Archaeology Education
The four panhellenic festivals -- the Olympic Games and Nemean Games in honor of the god Zeus, the Pythian Games in honor of Apollo, and the Isthmian Games in honor of Poseidon -- were perhaps the most popular events in Greek religious life (Figure 4.1).
The Pythian Games at Delphi were established to commemorate Apollo slaying the snake Python, a huge monster who lurked in the caverns on Mt. Parnassos.
The Nemean Games, dedicated like the Olympian Games to the god Zeus, were founded by Adrastos, one of the seven kings who attacked Thebes.
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 03.30.2004 - Ancient Greek athletic games to be revived at UC Berkeley archaeological site
The New Nemean Games, as they’re known, were first held at the site in 1996 and have continued to take place every four years, just like the modern Olympic Games.
The Nemean Games could not have been revived without the UC Berkeley research — excavations and subsequent analysis and study — conducted there for decades, said Miller, who joined the faculty in 1973 and plans to retire in December.
That December, the Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games was established, and it continues to organize the games.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2004/03/30_nemea.shtml   (1236 words)

  
 Gymnasia and the Ancient Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Any city with enough prize-money could and did mount games, where champions were given substantial monetary rewards, but at the religious festivals the prize was generally a simple wreath.
The most common myth surrounding the origin of the Olympic Games was that of Pelops, a prince from Lydia in Asia Minor who wished to marry the daughter of King Oinomaos.
He is said to have taught men how to wrestle and measured out the stade (originally 192 metres), or the length of the stadium and the first footrace which he is said to have run in a single breath.
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 Q & A - Little-Horus.Org
Olympic Games: The Greek athletic games, otherwise commonly recognized as the Panhellenic Games, were an integral part of Greek life.
They were the Olympic Games, held at Olympia, the Pythian Games at Delphi, the Nemean Games at Nemea, and the Isthmian Games at Corinth.
The Games, held every four years, were abolished in AD 393 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I. In 1887 the 24-year-old Pierre, baron de Coubertin, conceived the idea of reviving the Olympic Games and spent seven years preparing public opinion in France, England, and the United States to support his plan.
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 AthensNews onLine SEARCH
The imaginative recreation of ancient games is the result of dedicated efforts by Nemean villagers, who were inspired by the supposedly one-off event held to mark the handing over to the Greek state of the reconstructed stadium by the American School of Classical Studies in 1994.
Nemea gives the world the opportunity to revive not just the Nemean Games, but the Olympic spirit, by returning to the sacred soil of Greece where it was born.
One of the four great Panhellenic festivals of antiquity along with the Olympics, the games at Delphi and at Isthmia, the Nemean Games were held biennially from 573 BC for 1,000 years.
www.athensnews.gr /athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=13053&m=A39&aa=1&eidos=S   (916 words)

  
 Melikertes-Palaimon, Hero of the Isthmian Games
The most obvious archaeological evidence for the cessation of sacrifices and festival at Isthmia is the fact that the wagon road between Corinth and the Isthmus ran across the foundations for the altar and the center of the temenos; another road crossed the sacred area on the south side.
Sacrifices at the Nemean shrine, beginning at least in the 6th century, are confirmed by deposits of sacrificial debris and votives within an enclosure.
The games were held by a monument identified as the house of Amphitryon where, according to the scholiast, the bodies of the eight sons had been taken and presumably buried (61-73).
humanities.uchicago.edu /orgs/isthmia/publications/hero/hero.html   (2704 words)

  
 Nemea Excavations Uncover Spirit Of Greek Games Of 500 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Nemean tunnel dates to the Greeks, while the tunnel at Olympia had been thought to be a Roman addition.
The games signaled a true coming together of the Greek world and warring sects agreed to a truce for their duration.
The date is true to the timing of the original games, and in keeping with Miller's goal of allowing athletes of all abilities to experience the spirit of the ancient games.
www.rense.com /general4/games.htm   (849 words)

  
 Other Panhellenic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Inititally all the games were dedicated to emminent persons who had died and later on to the gods.
The prize for the victors in Olympia was the wreath of wild olive branches, in the Isthmian Games it was a crown of pine branche, in the Nemean Games a crown of celery leaves and in the Pythian Games a wreath of laurel leaves.
The first description of the Olympic Games is dated 776 B.C. The Pythian and the Isthmian games started in 582 B.C., the Nemean Games in 573 B.C. The Panhellenic competitions held during the celebration of the Panathenian Games were in honour of the goddess Athena.
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 Olympia
The origin of these games was ascribed to Pelops, the son of Tantalus, whose grave could be seen in the sacred precinct of Olympia, the Altis, but, after the arrival of the Dorians, it was reassigned to their favorite hero, Heracles (Pindar's Xth Olympian Ode, str.2, sq.
The games continued to be held on a regular basis until 393 A. D., when all pagan festivals were banned by a decree of emperor Theodosius.
The Olympic games were held in honor of Zeus every four years in the summer, between July and September depending on the year, under the leadership of the people of the nearby city of Elis.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/olympia.htm   (1121 words)

  
 Roman to Julian Conversion: Analysis AUC 537 = 217 BC
Since the Nemean Games were a major pan-Hellenic festival, this strongly suggests that most of the decrees were passed to honour benefactors who had come to Argos for the games.
Pindar, Nemean Odes 4.35, suggests that the Nemean Games were held at the New Moon.
But the Nemean Games were normally held only in alternate years -- the odd years by our reckoning -- so there should not have been a Nemean Games in 222; largely for this reason it was long argued that Selassia must have been fought in 221.
www.geocities.com /christopherjbennett/ptolemies/chron/roman/217bc.htm   (4775 words)

  
 2004 Nemean Games
And they entered the stadium through the same tunnel where athletes passed in the 4th century B.C. They started from the same stone line and with the same starting mechanism, and the winners received the same initial tokens of victory — a ribbon tied around the head and a palm branch.
At the end of the day the victors received the same crown of wild celery that was the ephemeral symbol of the victory at the ancient Nemean Games.
But all the participants were rewarded with feet sore from contact with the same earth where ancient feet ran more than 2,000 years ago — and by the knowledge that they had been in direct physical contact with an ancient idea, an ancient spirit, that still lives at the earth of Nemea.
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 Runner-Up » Blog Archive » Nemean Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1996, local people decided to revive the Nemean Games to reflect their concern that the Olympic Games had moved away from representing ordinary people.
In the Nemean Games, held in Olympic years, there are only two events.
The most recent games were held on July 31, 2004, just before the Athens Olympics, and participants came from more than 45 countries.
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 Pythian Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Pythian Games were one of the PanhellenicGames of Ancient Greece, a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games, held every four years at Delphi.
The musicand poetry competitions pre-dated the athletic portion of the games, and were said to have been started by Apollo after he killed Python and set up the oracle at Delphi.
Otherwise, theathletic events were the same as the Olympic Games, except that there was no four-horse chariot race.
www.therfcc.org /pythian-games-87446.html   (149 words)

  
 04.08.2004 - Let the New Nemean Games begin!
Just weeks before the 2004 Summer Olympic Games begin in Athens, ancient footraces that gave birth to the Olympics will be revived in a tiny Greek town 80 miles away — the result of more than 30 years of research undertaken by UC Berkeley.
Miller said that he and the villagers consider the 2004 New Nemean Games “a supplement, a complement, to the Olympics, because [Olympic planners] have paid little attention to antiquities.
The Nemean Games could not have been revived without the Berkeley research — excavations and subsequent analysis and study — conducted there for decades, said Miller, who joined the faculty in 1973 and plans to retire in December.
www.berkeley.edu /news/berkeleyan/2004/04/08_nemea.shtml   (1171 words)

  
 Nemean Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Nemean Games were one of the PanhellenicGames of Ancient Greece, and were held at Nemea every two years.
With the Isthmian Games, the Nemean Games were held both the yearbefore and the year after the Olympic Games and the Pythian Games in the third year of the Olympiad cycle.
They were said to have been founded by Heracles after he defeated the NemeanLion ; another myth said that they originated as the funeral games of a child named Opheltes.
www.therfcc.org /nemean-games-89051.html   (133 words)

  
 Athletes tunic up for 'real' Olympics. 01/08/2004. ABC News Online
A Greek judge watches athletes compete in a race during the traditional Nemea Games in the 2,300-year-old stadium at Nemea.
The Games at Nemea was one of many believed to have taken place in ancient Greece.
The tradition is being revived by a group called the Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200408/s1166207.htm   (549 words)

  
 History of Amateur Games (from games, amateur) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The major festivals were the Olympic Games, held at Olympia; the Pythian Games, at Delphi; the Nemean Games, at Nemea; and the Isthmian Games, at Corinth.
Game is usually classified according to three categories: (1) small birds, such as the thrush and quail; (2) game proper, a category that can be subdivided into winged game, such as the goose, duck, woodcock, grouse or partridge, and pheasant; and ground game, such as the squirrel, hare, and rabbit; (3) big game,...
The machines, or “platforms,” on which electronic games are played include general-purpose shared and personal computers, arcade consoles, video consoles connected to home television sets, and handheld game machines.
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 Nemea History: Late Classical - Hellenistic
A consequence of the destruction of the sanctuary in the period of 415-410 B.C. was the removal of the Nemean Games from Nemea until the 330's B.C., during which there is no recorded activity at the site.
The games did not last very long at Nemea for they were moved permanently to Argos in 271 B.C. In 235 B.C., Aratos of Sikion attempted to restart the games at Nemea.
Though his attempt was unsuccessful, sources claim that he enslaved all athletes who chose to participate in the Nemean Games at Argos and not in his games at Nemea.
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 The Classics Pages - Archaeology: Nemea
The next Modern Nemean Games is due to be held on July 31, 2004.
The Nemean Games aim to avoid the problems associated with the modern Olympics.
The Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games believes that there is scope for the average person to participate in such an international athletic festival where no records will be kept and no medals awarded.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/nemea.htm   (487 words)

  
 Augusta Chronicle, augusta news, augusta weather, augusta sports, augusta golf, augusta georgia
The race was part of the Nemean Games, the third modern reenactment of the athletic competition originally held in the stadium some 2,300 years ago.
The ancient games at Nemea were part of a cycle of festivals in four Greek cities, including Olympia, home of the Olympic Games.
The Nemean Games could be accused of going too far in the other direction: offering a romanticized version of the ancient contests that also had their share of scandals and abuses.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/080104/oly_LS0372-L.shtml   (1178 words)

  
 Games (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Jewish youth were also apparently instructed in the use of the bow and the sling (Judg.
(2.) Public games, such as were common among the Greeks and Romans, were foreign to the Jewish institutions and customs.
The Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian games were esteemed as of great national importance, and the victors at any of these games of wrestling, racing, etc., were esteemed as the noblest and the happiest of mortals.
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