Members of the Perseus Project created this exhibit on the ancient Olympics in 1996, as a tribute to the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. In this exhibit, you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.
The Perseus Digital Library Project is centered in the Classics Department at Tufts University.

Ancient and Modern Olympic Sports
A Tour of Ancient Olympia
The Context of the Games and the Olympic Spirit
Athletes' Stories
Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympics

Offical website of the Olympic Movement
Further Reading

This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus database and is copyrighted.
The copyright to the Perseus database is owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights reserved. Read the full copyright notice.

Perseus Project
Classics Department
124 Eaton Hall, Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155 U.S.A.
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Last modified 13 August, 2004.

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