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Olympics, Ancient - Honors for the Athletes

So highly regarded were winning athletes, in the ancient Olympic games, that their names were used in the Greek calendar.  People referenced events by the year that a particular champion prevailed in his sport.

What other honors were bestowed upon winning athletes in the ancient games?  Take a look at the very beginning of this clip from Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece.


Media Credits

From Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece, directed by Chris Lethbridge, presented by John Shrapnel and produced by Green Umbrella. Copyright, Green Umbrella, all rights reserved. Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.  Broadcast, also, by the Discovery Channel.

 

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