Isthmian Games

Definitions

  • Flaminus restoring liberty to Greece at the Isthmian Games
    Flaminus restoring liberty to Greece at the Isthmian Games
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Isthmian Games the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially on the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third years of each Olympiad
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Isthmian games (Gr. Antiq) one of the four great national festivals of Greece, celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth in the spring of every alternate year. They consisted of all kinds of athletic sports, wrestling, boxing, racing on foot and in chariots, and also contests in music and poetry. The prize was a garland of pine leaves.
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Usage

In literature:

Isthmian games, crowns at.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
The Isthmian games in honour of Neptune were also the invention of Theseus.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The stated solemnity of the Isthmian games was at hand.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
After he was gone the Argives returned, and celebrated the Isthmian games over again.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
The Nemean and Isthmian games did not become notorious or frequented until later even than the Pythian.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
Plato appeared as a wrestler both at the Isthmian and Pythian games; and Pythagoras carried off the prize at Elis.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
Theseus renewed the Isthmian Games, and also instituted numerous festivals, the principal of which was the Panathenaea, held in honour of Athene-Polias.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
At the Isthmian games he lectured to large audiences who turned to him from Antisthenes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
To him was consecrated the horse, and in his honour were celebrated the Isthmian games.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
ISTHMIAN GAMES, Paul's illustration from the, I. Corinthians, 211-226.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
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In poetry:

But JIMMY he ventured on crossing again
The scenes of our Isthmian Games -
JOHN caught him, and collared him, giving him pain
(I felt very much for JAMES).
"Emily, John, James, and I" by William Schwenck Gilbert