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(Ὀλυμπία/Olympía, Latin Olympia).

I. History

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A. Prehistory

O. was located in the Pisatis (eastern Peloponnese), i.e. in the region of Pisa. The existence and location of Pisa  was already disputed in antiquity. However, the town is an important element in the myth of the orig…

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Sinn, Ulrich (Würzburg) and Decker, Wolfgang (Cologne), “Olympia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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