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Actia

In Ancient Roman religious tradition, Actia was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests, horse racing, and sea battles. It was reestablished by Augustus, in commemoration of his victory over Mark Antony off Actium in 31 BC; that it was probably the revival of an ancient festival is suggested by the celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which is mentioned by Thucydides, and Strabo, and which was enlarged by Augustus. The games instituted by Augustus were celebrated every four years ; they received the title of a sacred agon and were also ca ...

Heraean Games

The Heraea was an ancient Greek festival in which young girls competed in a footrace. The race was held every four years at Olympia, and probably took place around the same time as the ancient Olympic games. Not much is known about the Heraea, but most of our knowledge comes from Pausanias Description of Greece. The date that the festival began is uncertain. Pausanias says that the games are αρχαια archaia, "old" There is evidence for cult activity in Olympia as far back as the tenth century BC, but the earliest cultic activity at the site appears to centre around the cult of Zeus; the cul ...

Soteria (festival)

The Soteria were ancient festivals held in many Greek cities from the 3rd century BC. They honoured the saviour of a danger and could be dedicated to all the gods or only one. Heroic men regarded as deliverers were sometimes associated to the divinities, e.g. Aratus at Sicyon. The most famous Soteria in antiquity were those held at Delphi. They had been instituted to commemorate the victory over the Celt invader Brennus 279 BC. They were composed of sports and musical competitions. Many cities were invited to the Delphi’s Soteria. In 246 BC, the Aetolian confederacy reorganized the festivi ...

                                     

ⓘ Ancient Greek athletic festivals

  • In Greek antiquity, athletic festivals under the name of Olympic games named in imitation of the original Olympic games at Olympia, were held in various
  • The Olympic Games Ancient Greek Ὀλύμπια, Olympia, the Olympics also Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympias, the Olympiad were a series of athletic competitions among
  • The Panathenaic Games Ancient Greek Παναθήναια were held every four years in Athens in Ancient Greece from 566 BC to the 3rd century AD. These Games
  • Athenian festivals were based around family, citizenship, sacrifice and women. The Panathenaea Ancient Greek Παναθήναια, all - Athenian festival was the
  • The gymnasium Greek γυμνάσιον in Ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public game s It was also a place for socializing
  • women s races in ancient Greece The prominence of athletic subject material in Greek art is no coincidence. Even statuary, called Athletic Dedications, arose
  • Greek economic output. Greek soil has been likened to stinginess or tightness Ancient Greek stenokhoria, στενοχωρία which helps explain Greek colonialism
  • The Soteria were ancient festivals held in many Greek cities from the 3rd century BC. They honoured the saviour Soter of a danger and could be dedicated
  • In Ancient Roman religious tradition, Actia Greek Ἄκτια was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests
  • The Heraea was an ancient Greek festival in which young girls competed in a footrace. The race was held every four years at Olympia, and probably took
  • Greece Essentially an ancient Greek people, they gradually expanded from their homeland along the Haliacmon valley on the northern edge of the Greek
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