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  Isthmian Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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 Panhellenic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Panhellenic Games is the collective term for four separate sports festivals held in ancient Greece.
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, wrestling, boxing, pankration, stadion and various other foot races, and the pentathlon (made up of wrestling, stadion, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panhellenic_Games   (327 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ancient Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Ancient Olympic Games were an athletic and religious celebration held in the Greek town of Olympia from (historically) as early as 776 BC to 393 AD.
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was at least one set of games every year.
Finally, in AD 394 the Olympic Games - one of the foundations of Greek religion, with their polytheistic observances - fell victim to the religious campaign of the Christian Roman emperor Theodosius I, which consisted of the violent obliteration of all surviving Pagan institutions.
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 The Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a reward for the victors, the cotinus, which was a wreath made from a branch of wild olive tree that was growing next to the opisthodomus of the temple of Zeus in the sacred Altis, was established after an order of the Delphic oracle.
The institution of the Olympic Games lasted for twelve continuous centuries and was abolished in 393 A.D. (the 293rd Olympiad) by order of Theodosios I when the functioning of all idol worshiping sanctuaries was forbidden, and in 426 A.D., during the reign of Theodosios II, the destruction of the Altian monuments followed.
The Olympic Games combined the deep religious spirit along with the heroic past of the Greeks thus unifying to the highest degree body, mind and soul according to universal and philosophical values, and so projecting the indivdual as well as the cities, through the highest ideal of freedom.
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 Encyclopedia: Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The so-called Intercalated Games (because of their "off-year" status) were held in 1906 in Athens, as the first of an alternating series of Athens-held Olympics.
In 1956 the Games were boycotted by the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, because of the withdrawal of the Hungarian Uprising by the Warsaw Pact - furthermore the Melbourne Games were boycotted by Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq and the Lebanon, because of the Suez Crisis.
The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
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 Learn more about Olympic Games in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Another possible source of the Games is the legend of Oenomaus, who challenged his daughter's suitors to a chariot race and killed the losers.
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
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 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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 Brief History of the Olympic Games
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.
Although the Olympic games were never suspended, the games of 364 BC were not considered Olympic since the Arkadians had captured the sanctuary and reorganized the games.
Games were held as part of religious ceremonies in honor of deceased heroes, a concept displayed in the funeral games for Patroklos in Book 23 of Homer's epic poem, The Iliad.
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 Olympia and the Games: Millenium Series 23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Unlike the Olympic Games, a four horse chariot race was added along with boys'competitions.In Delphi the victors were crowned with bay or laurel leaves instead of the crown of the wild olive tree.
These games were always held during the hottest months of the year (July or August) and they became the most important of Greek festivals, not only known for it's games but it's religious significance.
The victors in the games were crowned with a wreath of the branch of the crowned, wild olive tree that grew near the Temple of Zeus.This was the greatest honour the competitor could achieve.
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 Panhellenic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Olympic Games - the most important and prestigious of the Games, held every four years near Elis, in honour of Zeus ;
Arlington Alumnae Panhellenic Association Provides recruitment information, general information on the panhellenic system, and a glossary of sorority terms.
Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association Includes general information about sororities and joining a sorority, as well as scholarship information for women from the Atlanta area who attend Georgia colleges and are members of National Panhellenic Conference sororities.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Panhellenic_Games.html   (603 words)

  
 Panhellenic Games -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Panhellenic Games is the collective term for four separate sports festivals held in (Click link for more info and facts about ancient Greece) ancient Greece.
(The ancient Panhellenic games held biennially at Nemea in the second and fourth years of each Olympiad) Nemean Games - held every two years, near (A valley in southeastern Greece where the Nemean Games were held) Nemea, also in honour of Zeus;
Except for the chariot race, all the events were performed in the (A naked person) nude.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Pa/Panhellenic_Games.htm   (405 words)

  
 THE CORINTHIA IN THE ROMAN PERIOD; The Isthmian Games and the sanctuary of Poseidon
In returning to the question of when the Isthmian Games returned to Corinthian control, we need to separate the issue of the presidency of the games from the place where they were held.
50 The games may have been celebrated again in the fall of 67 when Nero inaugurated the Isthmian canal, since he is reported to have sung a hymn to Poseidon and Amphitrite and a short song to Melikertes and Leucothea to celebrate the event.
The Caesarean games that were held at the same time as the Isthmian appear to have continued to be held in Corinth until at least the 2nd c.
humanities.uchicago.edu /isthmia/publications/is-roman/is-games.html   (5066 words)

  
 Panhellenic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
TheOlympic Games were used as a starting point, year one of the cycle; the Nemean and Isthmian Games were both held (in differentmonths) 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, wrestling, boxing, pankration, stadion and various other foot races, andthe pentathlon (made up of wrestling, stadion, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw).
Except for the chariot race, all the events were performedin the nude.
www.therfcc.org /panhellenic-games-93287.html   (308 words)

  
 Isthmian Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Games of 196 BC were used by Titus Quinctius Flamininus to proclaim the freedom of the Greek states from Macedon ian rule.
The Online Guide to Traditional Games History and information on board games, dice games, cards, tile games, tabletop games, English pub games, and traditional lawn games.
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Opening day of the ancient Greek games was a spectacle to behold, a celebration of the vigor and supercharged competitiveness that infused the creative spirit of one of antiquity's most transforming civilizations.
When it was time for the games, armies of rival cities usually laid down their weapons in a "sacred truce." In 480 B.C., while the Persians were torching Athens, there was no stopping the foremost games at Olympia.
The games were festivals of the Greekness that has echoed through the ages and reverberates in the core of Western culture.
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 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - Athens Olympic Games 2004 - News
However, when in AD393 the Roman Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the celebrations of the Olympic Games it’s unlikely that even the most pessimistic of the population of Olympia would have guessed their town would have to wait so long for Olympic competition to be revived in their town.
On Wednesday 18 August 2004, as part of the celebrations of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad of the modern era whose centre is the Greek capital Athens, Olympia plays host to an important piece of Athletics history in the guise of the qualification and finals for both the men’s and women’s Shot Put competitions.
The Olympic Games was but one of a number of athletics festivals which were born in the ancient Hellenic era, the expansion of sporting contests mirroring that of the wider spread of Greek political and cultural values in the ancient world.
www.iaaf.org /OLY04/news/Kind=2/newsId=25727.html   (1246 words)

  
 History in Review - Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens
Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece is a gloriously illustrated coffee-table sized book that details the history of the games in Ancient Greece that eventually developed into the modern day Olympics.
In this history of the games, Valavanis explores the prehistory of the athletic games, the original reasons that gave rise to the formal competitions, the role that religion played in the games, and the purpose of the festivals that accompanied the games.
The Olympic Games, which began in the 8th Century B.C., are the oldest of the Ancient Greek games, and although they included many of the same competitions that are held at the modern Olympics such as wrestling, boxing, discus, javelin, jumping, and running, there is little similarity between the modern and the ancient games.
www.largeprintreviews.com /valavanis.html   (697 words)

  
 Ancient Olympics Guide: Reviving Nemea's Games
The ancient games at Nemea were one of the four panhellenic competitions that also included contests at Olympia, Delphi, and Isthmia.
According to tradition, Nemea became host to biennial games in 573 B.C. Following the destruction of the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea in 415-410, the powerful city-state of Argos took over the games.
Reconstruction of the sanctuary and stadium at Nemea in the 330s allowed for a return of the games until Argos took them over permanently in 271 B.C. Inspiration for the revival came from races run in 1994 to mark the opening of the stadium as an archaeological park.
www.archaeology.org /online/features/olympics/nemea.html   (363 words)

  
 Epispasm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Greek males with inadequate foreskins often went to elaborate means to conceal the glans penis, including the pinning of their foreskins, the practice of infibulation, to cover the glans penis and thereby avoid indecent exposure.
A Jew who choose to use the public baths or to participate in the Panhellenic games involved the unavoidable display of his circumcised penis.
Competition in the games, which consisted of a circuit of games held at Delphi, Isthmia, and Nemea culminating in the games proclaimed every four years at Olympia, was always in the nude.
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 04.08.2004 - Let the New Nemean Games begin!
In Ancient Nemea, where the campus continues to excavate an athletic site used some 2,300 years ago for the original Panhellenic Games, more than 1,000 people from around the world are expected to converge on July 31 to sprint barefoot and in tunics down the same track used by ancient Greeks.
The word “Panhellenic,” he said, means “open to all Greeks.” The Olympics are a direct descendant of the Panhellenic Games, which were held at four sites: Nemea, Olympia, Isthmia, and Delphi.
That December, the Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games was established, and it continues to organize the games.
www.berkeley.edu /news/berkeleyan/2004/04/08_nemea.shtml   (1157 words)

  
 Panhellenic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Those are potential pledges for some fraternity or sorority in IFC [or Panhellenic].
(Slides, rides, games 50 cents per ticket.) St....
The Sigmas’ presence stands out on campus as a National Panhellenic Council fraternity...
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 Panhellenic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Like you see at football games in the student section - the guys in...
The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council are teaming up with CMU's Dean...
Dawson said the issue of adding drinking games to the list of...
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 Printer friendly version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rowing events for men were first held in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, while women’s events were first included in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
FISA’s main goals are to spread the sport globally and to ensure the maximum possible participation of countries in Olympic Games Rowing events.
The Hellenic Rowing Federation (E.K.O.F.N.S.) was founded in 1927, while the first rowing competitions took place at the Panhellenic Games held in 1906.
www.athens2004.com /en/RowingHistory?print=1&channel=RowingHistory&lang=en   (268 words)

  
 Olympics Through Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Undoubtedly the games that took place a century ago in Athens were a milestone in the history of modern athletic competition.
However the Olympic Games and the athletic ideals were conceived many centuries ago in ancient Greece.
The rebirth of the Olympic Games during the 19th century started long before 1896, when the modern Greek state was established.
sunsite.sut.ac.jp /olympics/preview   (313 words)

  
 Stadion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The stadion (or stade) was an ancient foot race, part of the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic Games.
There were other types of foot races,but the stadion was the most prestigious; the winner was often considered to be the winner of an entire Games.
At the Olympic Games, the stadion (the actual building) was big enough for twenty competitors, and the race was a200-yard (about 180-meter) sprint.
www.therfcc.org /stadion-63543.html   (204 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Athletic Games and Sports during the Minoan and Mycenaean period.
Athletic Games and Sports during the Homeric Period.
Athletic Games and Activities from Byzantine to Renaissance.
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 Holy Land Photos
[10 km.] east of Corinth near, but not quite on, the shore of the Saronic Gulf.  This Panhellenic sanctuary was dedicated to Posideon (god of the sea and of earthquakes).
Games and music contests were held here every two years.  The activities included running, boxing, wrestling, the pentathlon, and horse and chariot racing. ; In later times musical and poetry contests were added to the list of events.
The four Panhellenic Games were held at Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, and Nemea.
www.holylandphotos.org /go.asp?s=266   (94 words)

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