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athletics

athletics  

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GreekAt the core of Greek athletics was an individual's struggle to gain victory over an opponent; hence it included not only (as ‘athletics’ implies nowadays) track and field events but also boxing, ...
chariot racing

chariot racing  

A form of horse racing immensely popular in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, with some predecessors in the privileged cultures of earlier civilizations, such as in Syria, ...
circus

circus  

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In Roman times a place of exhibition for chariot racing and athletic and gladiatorial contests. In its modern sense it dates from the mid-18th century. Mainly itinerant, it is performed ...
Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy  

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Tragedy, one of the most influential literary forms that originated in Greece, is esp. associated with Athens in the 5th cent. bc. All but one of the surviving plays date from the 5th cent., but ...
hippodrome

hippodrome  

In ancient Greece or Rome, a course for chariot or horse races.
measure

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1 A quantity ascertained or ascertainable by measurement.2 A number assigned to a property of an entity according to well-defined rules, so as to describe or represent that property objectively.3 A ...
Olympia

Olympia  

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A plain in Greece, in the western Peloponnese. In ancient Greece it was the site of the chief sanctuary of the god Zeus, the place where the original Olympic Games were held. An Olympiad was a period ...
Olympic Games

Olympic Games  

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An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in ad 393.In ...
sanctuary

sanctuary  

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1 Especially holy place within a church or temple2 Sacrarium, or part of a church in the vicinity of the high-altar.3 Chancel or presbytery.
terrace

terrace  

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1 Embankment or prepared and levelled mass of earth in e.g. a garden.2 Any artificial or built level platform for promenading, with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, ...

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