There were no Roman Olympic Games. The Olympic Games were part of Greek religion. THE ANCIENT GREEK OLYMPIC EVENTS
The Olympic events were held in the stadium and the horse races took place in the hippodrome. The Olympic events included the following:
1) The stadion: a foot race the length of the stadium. The athletes stopped at the end of the stadium without returning to the starting line. 2) The diaulos: a foot race the length of two stadia, where the athletes finished at the starting line of the stadium. 3) The dolichos (long distance race): a foot race which probably had a length of twenty four stadia.. A notable dolichos runner and Olympic winner was Ageus who ran from Olympia to his homeland Argos to announce his victory.
4) The hoplitodromos (race in armour): a foot race the length of two stadia in which the runners were dressed in full armour.
5) The pentathlon: an athletic event made up of five separate events: the stadion, the discus throw, the javelin throw, jumping and Wrestling. The winner was the athlete who came first in three of the five events. The pentathlon, according to Aristotle, is the "best event of the Greeks because it is the embodiment of the ideal type of athlete: powerful, fast and flexible". 6) Boxing was one of the most popular events. The training of the athletes was carried out in the Palaestra and the rules of this event were defined by Onomastos of Smyrna, who was an Olympic winner in 688 BC. The family of Diagoras of Rhodes were the eminent boxers of the 5th century BC. The father, three sons and two grandsons, all earned Olympic titles. 7) The pankration is an event that combining boxing and wrestling. It is a violent event and many times the lfes of the athletes were endangered. One famous pankratist was Polydamas from Thessalia.
The Olympic Games were stopped because of the Roman Emperor Theodosius. He abolished them along with all 'pagen cults'.
In 394 Theodisius I banned all pagan festivals, including the Olympic games
According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules)
no, the gladiators were roman the Olympics were Greek
The ancient olympic games originated in ancient Greece.
The games ended in 393 AD when they were banned by Roman emperor Theodosius because the roman empire adopted Christianity as their religion
No, there was only olympic games for men in ancient olympic history
The ancient Greeks did different games to our Olympic games
No, the olympic games started in Ancient Greece
it was in ancient olympic
Women were not allowed to attend the ancient Olympic games.....
The Ancient Olympic Games were dedicated to Zeus, the God of Gods.
Some of the leisure activities in Ancient Greece were pottery, sculpting, music, dancing, banquets, storytelling, theater, chariot racing, and lets not forget the great Olympic games.
Women were not allowed to compete in ancient Olympic games.
The Sun's Rays lit the Flame in the Ancient Olympic Games!
women were not permitted to attend the ancient olympic games
The Roman numerals of XXX means the 30th modern Olympic games.
Activities in ancient Rome were plentiful. One of the most popular Roman activities revolved around the Campus Martius, which was like a youth playground. Such activities done here were jumping, wrestling, boxing, racing, and throwing. Other activities outside of the campus were wrestling, boxing, running, hunting, fishing, ball games, board games, and public entertainment, just to name a few.
The Olympic Games.
Women were not permitted to watch the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece
In ancient Greece Olympia was the venue for the games which took their name after this city: The Olympic games. They were not in Athens. The modern Olympic Games are different.
The Olympic games are loosely based on the ancient Olympic Games of ancient Greece. These were called the Olympic Games because they were held in Olympia, which was a plain in the district of Elis, in southern Greece that was regarded as a sacred region.
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.
sprinting, long-jumping, javelin, discuss and wrestling were in the Pentathlon in the Ancient Olympic games