Wednesday, August 24, 2016

021 - Athletics and the Panhellenic Games

In this episode, we discuss the program of the Ancient Olympic games in its entirety and introduce the other Panhellenic festivals

776 BC - the Olympic Games for Zeus at Olympia were instituted with the only event being the stadion foot race
724 BC - the diaulos was introduced
720 BC - the dolichos was introduced; the games were first performed in the nude
708 BC - wrestling and the pentathlon were introduced
688 BC - boxing was introduced
680 BC - chariot racing was introduced
648 BC -  single horse equestrian races and the Pankration were introduced
ca. 600-575 BC - the Herean Games for Hera at Olympia were instituted, in which women could participate
582 BC - the Pythian Games for Apollo at Delphi were instituted following their victory in the First Sacred War
581 BC - the Isthmian Games for Poseidon at Corinth were instituted following their expulsion of tyranny
573 BC - the Nemean Games for Zeus were instituted
566 BC - the Panathenaic Games at Athens were instituted by the tyrant Peisistratos 
540-516 BC - brilliant wrestling career of Milo of Kroton
520 BC - the hoplitodromos was introduced




























5 comments:

  1. Am enjoying this podcast and learning a lot, so thanks for that. Just one comment on style though if I may and that is your transitions from one piece of information to another. In almost every case, you do this by saying '...in any event...'. That's obviously perfectly fine in normal conversation, but when you're using it upwards of a dozen times per episode (and sometimes 3 or 4 times in the space of about 2 minutes of content), it really starts to detract from enjoying the content. These sorts of verbal tics are much more noticeable in a podcast where all the listener has to go on is your words. My advice would be to simply not bother with the transitions in the current way you're doing them - it is clear enough from context that you're providing some additional information before returning to the main narrative without adding in any verbal filler.

    In any event (;-)), I appreciate all the work and am looking forward to hearing more of the story of Greece.

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    1. Hey Erin,
      I am glad you are enjoying the podcast! Thanks for the feedback. I suppose it's a habit I have that I don't even realize I am doing. Sorry about that. Check out the newest episode just posted and tell me if the transitions sound any better. thanks!

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    1. Hey Chansara,

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  3. Hey Chansara,
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