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The ancient Olympics were last celebrated in AD 393. They were abolished the following year by a decree of the Roman Emperor Theodosius, because they were un-Christian.
They were very violent games, with a lot of naked men (no women nearby by law) and as ideas about conduct changed, the ancient Olympics lost popularity.
The Olympics were last celebrated in AD 393, and abolished for being un-Christian the following year.
The Olympic Games were held every four years, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 393, when they were abolished by the Christians.
According to the site below, the exact date is unknown. The emperor Theodosius I legally abolished the games in 393 or 394 A.D.
As far as I know, the modern Olympics have never been abolished. There have been times when teams or countries boycotted, but the Olympics still continues on, year after year, as they have since 1896. But perhaps you are referring to ancient times: during the Roman Empire, Emperor Theodosius I (who was a Christian) decided the Olympics were too pagan, and he ordered them to be banned. That occurred in the year 393, and the ban lasted for more than 1500 years.
The Ancient Olympics lasted for more than a thousand years, but they started to lose their importance as the Romans began to take over Greece in the second century BC. In AD 394, Emperor Theodosius of Rome officially abolished the Games. bye
They where held every four years. Although their beginnings are obscure, 776 B.C. and abolished 394 A.D. are the currently accepted facts. :)
They where held every four years. Although their beginnings are obscure, 776 B.C. and abolished 394 A.D. are the currently accepted facts.
The ancient Olympics were dedicated to the pagan gods. As the Roman empire had Christianity imposed on it, such institutions were abolished. The emperor Theodosius ended the games in 393 AD. He also closed pagan temples and destroyed most to the ancient Greek sculptures, as they were almost all images of gods and goddesses -- i.e., pagan idols.
There were not any Roman Olympics. The Romans did not hold the Olympics. The Olympics were Greek games. They continued during Roman rule in Greece. It is not certain when the games were abolished. One hypothesis is that they were abolished in 393 AD by the emperor Theodosius I, a Christian Roman emperor who banned pagan practices. He would have regarded the Olympics as a pagan practice. Another hypothesis is that they were abolished in in 426 AD by Theodosius II, an emperor who ordered the destruction of all Greek temples.
Last Ancient Olympics385 was the last recorded games but it is probable that the last games were in 393 (despite some speculation that the games were held for about 30 years after this date). The games were almost certainly banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who abolished the Games, as part of a series of reforms against pagan practices.
Ancient Olympics were only hosted in Olympia
The ancient Olympics began in 776 BC
In the Ancient Olympics the competitors were nude.
they ancient Olympics begun to honor their gods
Ancient Greeks had the Olympics to honor Zeus.
There were 9 events at the ancient olympics
The Olympics is an Ancient Greek festival.
Only men were able to compete in the Ancient Olympics. Women were forbid to enter the Ancient Olympics, or, Olympia, as it was called back then.
The athletes of the ancient Olympics were young Greek men.
ones ancient ones modern
the first ancient Olympics where head in grease