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6 07, 2017

Ancient Greek Olympic games

By |2018-04-22T22:39:20-07:00July 6th, 2017|Games, Greeks|2 Comments

The temple of Hera in Olympia, Elis, Greece Once every four years, men from all over Greece came to compete in a great athletic festival in Elis, in western Greece (The men wouldn't let women compete). This was called the Olympic games because the place was called Olympia. The Olympic Games were a [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Greek games: what did people play?

By |2019-07-20T23:29:10-07:00July 6th, 2017|Greeks|1 Comment

Greek games: Discobolos (the Discus Thrower) (This is a Roman copy; the Greek one didn't last) Athletic competitions The Greeks took games of all kinds very seriously, but especially physical athletic competition. The Greeks believed that their gods especially loved to see strong, fit, graceful human bodies, especially boys' and men's bodies. The [...]