The Origin of the Olympics: Ancient Olympia
In this class we will discuss the location and history of Olympia in the Peloponnese, the original activities of the Olympics and we will read the story of the Corinthian Girl: Athlete of Ancient Olympian while virtually exploring Olympia.
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In this class we will discuss the location and history of Olympia in the Peloponnese (an area in Greece rich with history and mythology), the original purpose of the games (to train young boys in the military arts, to unify Greece, strengthen Greek culture and pay respects to the Olympian gods) and the activities of the Olympic Games (including what sports were originally popular and what other creative activities like music and singing took place).We will virtually visit Olympia through an...
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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My name is Maya and I graduated from the University of Oxford with a geography degree in 2013. Since then I have worked in the humanitarian sector for the British Red Cross and worked as a private tutor around the world. I am grateful that I can...