2.11 - later history Roman period end of Zeus-worship...

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2.11. Panhellenism and Greek Atheletics Panhellenism: formation and maintenance of institutions that transcend individual poleis and regions arenas: religious sites & associated games, luxury goods, war forces favoring Panhellenism [Dillon 3.25-26, 91] forces opposing Panhellenism Panhellenic religious sites oracles mystery cults, healing cults Religious Festivals aspects evolution from local to Panhellenic (7th-5th c.) Greek athletics as ritualized combat origins The Festival Circuit coordination of 4 major games (by 6th century) historical context Nemean Festival of Zeus Pythian Festival of Apollo (Delphi, named after priestess) Isthmian Festival of Poseidon (near Corinth) [Dillon 1.62, 7.12] Olympian Festival expanding constituency: regional > Panhellenic myths: Herakles, Pelops (traditional calendar: 776 BCE) worship of Hera, then Zeus: men's & women's games
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Unformatted text preview: later history Roman period end of Zeus-worship preparation & opening of the Olympic festival scheduling training of athletes [Dillon 1.77] processions to festival site sacred truce [Dillon 3.25] opening ceremonies spectators sacrifices qualification purifications, oaths the Olympic events track & field: footrace, long jump, javelin, discus horseracing [Dillon 3.27] combat: boxing, wrestling, pankration pentathlon: footrace, javelin, discus, long jump, wrestling other competitions separate events for women, girls, boys non-athletic events (music, poetry) enforcing the rules: umpires, penalties [Dillon 3.47] close of the games prizes (olive, celery wreaths) return of athletes songs in honor, public support Pindar, composer of choral victory odes [Dillon 2.30, 3.8; Pomeroy pp. 167-8] not everybody is impressed [Dillon 1.78]...
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