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The Olympic Games were ended by Theodosius I in AD 393 as part of the campaign to impose Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine Empire, since the games were considered as pagan at this period of time.

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When did the ancient greece olympics end?

The Ancient Greek Olympics ended in 393 AD, after 615 years, by order of Roman Emperor Theodosius I. They began in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC and were held every 4 years.


Why were the ancient Olympics ended in 339 BC?

The Christain emperor Theodosisus I banned the games by proclaiming them to be a pagan ritual.


Why did the ancient Olympics end?

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The ancient olympic games ended in 393AD on the orders of the emperor Theodosius I. The modern olympics began in the summer of 1896. They were held in Athens.


Did the ancient G reek Olympics use foil to fence?

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What emperor ended persecution of christian in Rome?

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Why did the roman emperor theodosius abolish the ancient olympic games?

He did so because he was a fanatic christian who persecuted Greek "pagans". Because of this, people stopped going to the Olympic games and so the whole thing ended.


How many ancient Olympics was held?

Well, considering that the very first ancient Olympics began in 776 BC and ended in AD 394, that would mean the ancient Olympics were attended every four years (like today's Olympics) until 1170 years had passed. If these games went uninterrupted over that period of time, then there should have been around/exactly 292 ancient Olympic games held.


What the Olympics is about?

The Olympics was first created to see who was the strongest/fastest and now it is the same but we also watch for fun. The modern Olympics was invented in 1896, held in Athens, Greece. The Ancient Olympics was created in 776 BC and ended in 393 AD.


Which emperor ended christian persecutions and legalized the religion?

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When did Washington Olympics end?

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