Pythian Games

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Pythian games

A pan-Hellenic festival of athletic tournaments held every four years at Delphi in honor of the god Apollo.
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Pythian Games

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(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) the second most important Panhellenic festival, celebrated in the third year of each Olympiad near Delphi. The four-year period between celebrations was known as a Pythiad (ˈpɪθɪˌæd)
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Pyth′ian Games′
one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years at Delphi in honor of Apollo.
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Noun1.Pythian Games - the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Delphi held every four years in the third year of the Olympiad in honor of Apollo
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
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