Nemean Games


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Noun1.Nemean Games - the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially at Nemea in the second and fourth years of each Olympiad
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
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The patronymic occurs again when Tydeus wrestles with Agylleus, the son of Hercules, in the first Nemean Games in honour of Opheltes.
On the other hand, Severyns (1933: 50) went back to 487, opening the possibility of its occurrence at the next Nemean games. Pfeijffer (1995: 318-332) concludes that the year 485 should be taken as terminus post quem for the composition of the two epinikia, by noticing that the excerpts of both poems referring to the athlete's trainer, the Athenian Menander (Pi.