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Who ordered the closure of the ancient Olympics and when?


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The initially put down accounts of the old Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the solitary occasion a 192-meter footrace called the stade (the inception of the cutting edge "arena")– to turn into the principal Olympic boss. In any case, it is by and large accepted that the Games had been continuing for a long time at that point. Rumors have spread far and wide suggesting that Heracles (the Roman Hercules), child of Zeus and the human lady Alcmene, established the Games, which before the finish of the sixth century B.C had gotten the most celebrated of all Greek brandishing celebrations. The old Olympics were held like clockwork between August 6 and September 19 during a strict celebration regarding Zeus. The Games were named for their area at Olympia, a hallowed site situated close to the western shoreline of the Peloponnese landmass in southern Greece. Their impact was extraordinary to such an extent that old antiquarians started to gauge time by the four-year augments in the middle of Olympic Games, which were known as Olympiads.



After the Roman Empire vanquished Greece during the second century B.C., the Games proceeded, yet their principles and quality declined. In one famous model from A.D. 67, the wanton Emperor Nero entered an Olympic chariot race, just to shame himself by proclaiming himself the champ even after he tumbled off his chariot during the occasion. In A.D. 393, Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, required a prohibition on every single "agnostic" festival, finishing the old Olympic practice after almost 12 centuries.

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