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1 The pentathlum, which immediately followed the horse-race, consisted — as its name implies — of five events, viz., running, jumping, discus-throwing, javelin-hurling, and wrestling. The order of these events is uncertain, except that the wrestling contest was the last, while the foot-race was in all probability the first. The first four events ῾τὰ δρομικἄ were held in the δρόμος, or race-course, the wrestling usually in the open space in front of the treasury steps.
2 i.e., had survived the first four events.
3 The great altar of Zeus, whose sacredness was expested to protect them from any attack by the Eleans.
4 The inner portion of the sacred precinct bore this name.
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