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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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "First recorded Olympic Games". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11134, accessed 30 October 2014.]