Ancient Greek Olympics: 27 Historical Facts On The Festival And Its Games

For over a thousand years, spectators and competitors from across the region attended the ancient Greek Olympics. At this fascinating festival, they celebrated their religious beliefs alongside the sporting prowess of local athletes in a variety of events.

Apr 8, 2020By Laura Hayward, MA Classics, PGCE Classics, BA Latin with Greek
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By Laura HaywardMA Classics, PGCE Classics, BA Latin with GreekLaura Hayward is a contributing writer and researcher from London, UK. She is a specialist in the field of Classics, in which she has either studied or worked for over twenty years. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from University College London. She has also worked as a teacher of Classics in a leading independent school in London. Her particular areas of interest are Latin language and literature as well as Roman art and epigraphy.