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.
because its such a hazard
theodosius did in 393 or 394 A.D.
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.
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.
The Ancient Greek Olympics
It was in Olympia
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
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 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.
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.
ones ancient ones modern
The athletes of the ancient Olympics were young Greek men.
the first ancient Olympics where head in grease
They wore NO CLOTHES at the Ancient Olympics!! .
They didn't do swimming in the ancient Olympics.