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Ὀλυμπία). A small plain in Elis where the Olympian Games were held. It was surrounded on the north by the hill Cronus or Cronius, on the south by the river Alpheus, and on the west by the river Cladeus. Within its limits was the sacred precinct of Zeus called Ἄλτις (a dialectic form of ἄλσος, “grove”). For particulars regarding the Games, see the preceding article.

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