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    Ancient Olympia

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    First inhabited in the second millennium BCE, Olympia is located in the western Peloponnese. Lying between Elis and Bassae, it is on the coast with the Arctic being its closest ocean. It is ten miles inland from the Ionian Sea near a point where the Alfios and Kladeos rivers meet. Sitting right at the edge of the Kronian hill, it stretches for miles filled with intricate temples. With each city-state having its own characteristics, Olympia is one of the most unique. In the Alfios valley lies the beautiful sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, the father of gods. Filled with lush green landscape, lies miles of temples and stone carved statues standing proudly. Due to the legend of the “all mighty and powerful Zeus”, Pan-Hellenic games were and still are held every four years in his honor called the Olympic Games. The first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. Aiming to show the physical qualities of men, the games evolved from having one event (the original stadion footrace) to holding 18 events. The victors were crowned with olive leaves along with an olive branch cut from a sacred grove, but most importantly…

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    Olympia, is a special part of Greece that is the site for the ancient Greek gods. The main part of Olympia was dominated by the people of Zeus. The games are part of a tradition which aimed to have good relations with the gods by showing the cities of Greece and gods that the youth has physical qualities of a god and the performances accomplished by the youth. The Olympic Games were held every four years which gives the people plenty of time to train, which still is till this day at the ancient…

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    Olympia, is an oil on canvas, approximately 130.5 cm × 190 cm (51.4 in × 74.8 in) painted by Edouard Manet, first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, current location Musée d 'Orsay in Paris, France. Edouard Manet was the first ever French artist in the nineteenth century to paint modern life, and provocative figures from realism to impressionism. Manet was born on January 23, 1832 in Paris, France and died on April 30, 1883, Paris, France. Manet had created four-hundred and thirty oil paintings,…

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    The Aeserian Lords attack them as they suspect use of magic in the palace and ino Macedon. In this battle, Kat participates like a soldier as there is a shortage of soldiers. This is due to King Philip being out north. She is injured in battle and Jacob kisses her as he leaves, even though he is on the opposing army. She miraculously survives. As the story ends Kat finds out some disturbing information. She finds out that Olympias, the queen, had two twins when she was born, not just Alexander.…

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    Alexander The Great Alexander the Great served as king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. Alexander The Great was born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, in the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. Alexander The Great died of malaria in Babylon, Iraq, on June 13, 323 B.C. Alexander The Great's parents were King Philip the second of Macedon and Queen Olympia. His siblings were…

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    Alexander achieved more noteworthy deeds than, not just of the rulers who had lived before him additionally of the individuals who were to come later down to our time .Alexander the Great was conceived at Pella Macedonia in 356 B.C.E. He spent his adolescence years watching his dad changing Macedonia into an extraordinary military force. His Father was King Phillip and his mom was Olympias. His mom was the rulers of neighboring Epirus. She was a profoundly otherworldly who taught her child about…

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    Olympias In Ancient Greece

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    Olympias sat watching from the clouds at the little specks of color wandering around. She loved watching humans go about their everyday actions, buying things from the market, children playing, adults talking, Olympias loved it all. The people of Athens brought joy to Olympias heart. People at the time never seemed to rush or worry about whether they would be late for work or how much time they had left to play. Everyone was always joyful and happy, no one knew about time. But they soon would,…

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    Alexander's childhood Alexander the Great was born 356 B.C. in Pella. His dad's name was Phillip and his mom's name was Olympia. She claimed that Phillip didn't father Alexander but Zeus himself did. At a young age Alex showed great protentional and Phillip hired a personal tutor for Alex. In his tutoring sessions, Alex learned everything from literature to science to philosophy. Alex's learning was cut short because his father wanted Alex to fight on the battlefield. Alex had a way with…

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    Alexander III of Macedon also known as Alexander The Great, he rose to power after the tragic death of his father, and he became one of the greatest conquerors of all time. He is considered one the the greatest military geniuses of all time, and he was an inspiration for later conquerors. Alexanders upbringing created who he became. Alexander The Great was born in Pella the ancient capital of Macedonia in 356 BC. He was the son of Philip II the king of Macedonia, and his mother Olympias the…

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    in many different categories. Whether it is winter or summer, there’s always something to cheer about. Every four years we cheer for the United States in snowboarding, gymnastics, etc., but how many of us know about the very first Olympic Games? Not many people could tell you much about them, so that is what this article is about. The first recorded Olympic Games took place in Greece in 776 B.C. These games were held to honor the Greek gods and goddesses, taking place on the ancient plains of…

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