These sanctuaries served as a place of religious refuge where persons could seek asylum without fear of being persecuted or attacked. The games played an important part in not only honoring the Gods but also celebrating the athleticism and vigor of the youth within Greece (AvantiLogic). It was also a way to unite city states with a common thread by celebrating achievements and enjoying the entertainment brought on by the festivals. These games left an important legacy of community and passion not only in ancient Greece but in modern society. This is evidenced by the continuing Olympic sports ceremony that unites countries around the world to display the athletic prowess of their nationals.
In a world as deeply political as today’s it is impossible to create an international event that brings many of the world’s countries and pits each nation against each other in sport, then claim that such an event should be devoid of all politics and political influences. The Olympic Games have, since their rebirth, been used to demonstrate country 's political power to the world and display shifting worldviews on things like race, sex, and class. Coubertin’s 1896 games at Athens marked the first modern Olympiad. Developed with intention of toughening the European gentry, French primarily, through the ideals of muscular Christianity. These games were a stylized reflection of the Ancient Olympics, in that they took the basic concept of the games and altered them to reflect Coubertin’s modern views and values; foremost among them were nationalism and amateurism(pg14).
According to the article "Preparation and Training for the Original Olympic Games" by Hailey White, " the original Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder" and on " the first day out of the five was set for the opening ceremony and sacrifices to the gods" The competitors were required to take an oath in front of the statue of Zeus promising that they had trained for ten months prior. Greek gods were very honored and respected in Greece and were mentioned in many events.
The following text will mention about the Ancient sports that were competing in Greece and the differences between Today's Olympics and Ancient Greece's Olympics. Firstly, a brief information about the Olympics itself. There are no certain information about how and why the games started but there are some myths. According to these myths, the guardians of the infant god Zeus held the first foot race, or the Zeus himself started the games to celebrate his victory over his father Cronus for control of the world. Another tradition states that after the Greek hero Pelops won a chariot race against King Oenomaus to marry Oenamaus' daughter Hippodamia, he established the games.
This is seen when Pindar calls upon the gods on the throne of Olympos to protect and guard Theron’s ancestry (Pindar, Olympian 2. 12-14). Pindar conveys that not even Chronos can undo the favor because of the joy Theron’s noble victory created (Pindar, Olympian 2. 14-21). Pindar’s victorious athletes
Many hundred years ago in Ancient Greece, there lived a young hoplite named Tigris. Despite only being a couple decades old, he had never lost a battle. Every man, woman, and child in Greece knew his name. They would gather in large crowds when he made his victorious return after a battle, and they would shower him with praise, food, and riches at feasts. One summer day at the ocean before a battle with the Persians, Tigris was approached by his adviser, Cato, who was over twice his age.
The columns are peripteral.Currently the US Treasury building in Washington D.C has the same ionic column as the Parthenon from 100’s of years ago.The Parthenon is a historical land mark that inspires architectures to this day.Another example of an influential landmark is a marble sculpture of an ancient Greek discus thrower.Back in Greece there were the Olympic games.The Olympic games were part of a religious festival in honoring Zeus.At the time only Greek men could participate.In document 8, the statue shows a man about to throw a discus.This statue portrays how much the Greeks valued athletics.The Olympic games are still a huge part of our culture with it is occurring once every four years in August.Both the Olympic games and the Parthenon are apart of our society. The western civilization after all, isn’t much different from ancient Greece. Much to our modern world imitates ancient Greece in Page 4 education,architecture,type of government,and even sports. The western civilization is only a more advanced version of ancient
Since the dawn of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, athletes have been competing against one another for honor and physical supremacy. The Olympic Games were a sporting competition based on honor, personal improvement and success. The victors of the contest gained no financial compensation for their accomplishments, as the honor of being crowned champion, and thus earning the coveted gold medal, was sufficient motivation for all athletes. There was no lust for money or riches that propelled the athletes to train vigorously and improve their chances of winning. There was no thought of possibly cheating in order to increase chances at victory.
Although mythological tales are viewed by many as fantasies, mythology is comprised of various versions of distorted stories that attempt to explain life 's mysteries, to describe the journeys of heroes in past generations, and to provide a unique identity to Greek culture. In Greek culture, the gods did not shape mankind in their own image, mankind shaped the gods in their image. The gods were created with human characteristics so that the Greeks would easily relate to the gods. The god, Apollo, was given his muscular aspect by the Greeks who watched strong athletes compete in the Olympics. To make Greek stories seem historical and realistic, heroes were given Greek birthplaces.
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Leonidas was the king of the City- State Sparta from (C. 490-480). He lived from (C.530-480)and he died at the Battle of Thermopylae on the third day. Leonidas was most famously known from the Battle of Thermopylae, this was mostly because of the movie 300. The Battle of Thermopylae was the place where Leonidas’ leadership and heroic acts as a Spartan were revealed and showed Leonidas true value to the Spartans. Before Leonidas’ battled the Persians there was a period of preparation to see if the Persians could avoid the upcoming battle.