Isthmian Games


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the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially on the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third years of each Olympiad

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He was considered the special sponsor of the biennial Isthmian Games, which were held at a special sanctuary to him at Isthmia, the southern harbor; his coins may have served as advertisements for the event.
This local myth gave Corinth an origin story for the Isthmian Games.
As the deity Palaimon arose, a dolphin carried Melikertes's dead body to the Isthmus, where the ruler of Corinth, Sisyphus, granted him a noble burial and honored him with the first Isthmian Games (Gebhard 168).
8) I also propose that the equestrian contests of the pentaeteric Corinthian Caesarea festival were held in this circus, and sometimes the Panhellenic Isthmian Games as well.
Chariot races were a part of two agonistic festivals associated with Corinth, the Panhellenic Isthmian Games and the Caesarea.
The facility in Corinth is likely to have been the site of the equestrian contests of the Corinthian Caesarea and, on occasion, of the Panhellenic Isthmian Games.
Jacoby cautiously suggested that this interest in the origins of the Isthmian games might be connected with Nero's visit in A.
The war was also halted for their games, not only the Olympic games of 428 but the Delian, Pythian, and Isthmian games as well.
Pindar was born near Thebes, and his works, about one fourth of which survive, are mainly Epinicia composed on commission to celebrate famous victors at the Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, or Isthmian games.
10) He suggests that the place where Euthymenes is said to have won twice, can be deduced from the preceding passage where the Isthmian Games are being referred to.
5, for Phylacidas, Pytheas is said to have won once in Nemea and Phylacidas to have been twice successful at the Isthmian Games and once in Nemea ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], |[GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 17-19).