Isthmian Games


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Isthmian Games

n
(Historical Terms) a Panhellenic festival celebrated every other year in ancient Corinth

Isth′mian Games′


n.
one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every two years on the Isthmus of Corinth.
[1595–1605]
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Noun1.Isthmian Games - the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially on the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third years of each Olympiad
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
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Writing to the Church in Corinth where the Isthmian Games were held, he spoke of the importance of training and preparing for the life of faith and being disciplined, mirroring the athletes as they strove to be the very best they could.
Pausanias mentions the truce observed by the Corinthians in order to hold the Isthmian Games.
Elizabeth Gebhard, director of the excavations on the Isthmia, describes the rites of Melikertes-Palaimon at the site of the Isthmian games.