Definition of Olympian games
1. Noun. The ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC.
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Literary usage of Olympian games
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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"THE olympian games In this season of turbulence and returning barbarism, Iphitus, a descendant, probably grandson, of Oxylus (though so deficient were the ..."
2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"SECT. 5. THE SUPREMACY AND DECLINE OF ARGOS. olympian games THE The rebellion of ... olympian games."
3. Archaeologia Graeca, Or The Antiquities of Greece by John Potter, Robert Anderson, George Dunbar (1832)
"THE olympian games were so called from Olympian Jupiter, to whom they were dedicated, or from Olympia, a city in the territory of the Pisans; or, ..."
4. Stepping Stones to Literature by Sarah Louise Arnold, Charles Benajah Gilbert (1897)
"THE olympian games. THE Greeks were very fond of all sports which could make the body strong. They made more of them than any other nation has ever done. ..."
5. The Story of the Greek People: An Elementary History of Greece by Eva March Tappan (1908)
"... VII THE olympian games THERE was one thing in which the Greeks were united, and that was the games, already referred to, in which no one who was not a ..."
6. Lectures on Ancient History: From the Earliest Times to the Taking of by Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1852)
"According to the historical views of antiquity, Lycurgus was important in two ways, as the founder of the olympian games, and as the lawgiver of Sparta. ..."