ancient olympic games

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July 3, 2022

The Ancient Olympic Games (English: Ancient Olympic Games) It was originally a festival or celebration and worship of the god Zeus. Competitions such as footraces, javelin contests and wrestling tournaments were added later. "Olympic Games" (Ancient Greek: Ὀλύμπια, Olympia, "the Olympics"; May also be called Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympias, "the Olympiad"), is an athletics competition between city-states and one of the ancient Greek Panhellenic Games. The tournament was held in honor of Zeus and the Greek origin of Greek mythology. The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. Held every four years, known as the Olympiad, became a historical unit of time. The ancient Olympic Games continued and flourished for hundreds of years. It was used as an important tool in political negotiations between the ancient city-states. before entering the Decline when Greece fell under Roman influence from the middle of the 2nd century BC. One of the reasons the Olympics were not popular during the Roman era. because the Romans considered The public nudity of Greek athletes was a disgrace. therefore do not support But some Roman emperors saw the political benefits of such sporting events. Therefore, he helped to give some patronage from time to time. The ancient Olympic Games finally came to an end around A.D. 393, at the end of the reign of Emperor Theodosius I, or the beginning of his son's reign. Because the emperor Theodosius, a Christian His Highness ordered the abolition of heretical ceremonies.