Ancient Greece,776 BC.The Ancient Greek Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of city-states and kingdoms.These games featured mainly athletic but also combat and chariot racing events.During the games,all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the games were finished. Ancient Greek mythology states that Heracles and his father Zeus were the founders of the games.Above is a Greek vase showing Olympic runners at the games, 530 BC Etruscan Games, Ancient Greek, Etruscan Vases, Olympics Games, Competition Held, Chariot Racing, Greek Olympics, Ancient Greece, Greek Vases Sport
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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. Historical records indicate that they began in 776 BC in Olympia.
Etruscan black figure amphora: boxers wearing himantes, with official and (left) personification of the annual Etruscan games C600BC
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❤ - Wounded AchillesJean-Baptiste CarpeauxFrance, 1850~ In Greek mythology, Achilles (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Akhilleus, pronounced [akʰillěws]) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War, the central character and the greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Later legends state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. As he died because of a small wound on his heel, the term Achilles' heel has come to mean one's point of weakness.