First recorded Olympic Games

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

The Olympic Games were a religious event celebrated once every four years at Olympia, a sanctuary of Zeus in Western Peloponnese, up until 393 AD. It attracted contestants from all over the Greek world.

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