Looking at traditional athletic festivals of the Greek world during the HELLENISITC PERIOD, the Olympics, and discuss/argue who was eligible to participate, how to prove eligibility and why it wasn’t open participation. Also, included information about the Hellenistic period venues (arenas, etc.) and how they continued to play their roles as gathering places for Greeks, on small and large scale.

Looking at traditional athletic festivals of the Greek world during the HELLENISITC PERIOD, the Olympics, and discuss/argue who was eligible to participate, how to prove eligibility and why it wasn’t open participation. Also, included information about the Hellenistic period venues (arenas, etc.) and how they continued to play their roles as gathering places for Greeks, on small and large scale.