OLYMPIAD , inGreek chronology, a
See also:period of four years, used as a method of dating for
See also:literary purposes, but never adopted in every-
See also:life . The four years were reckoned from one celebration of the Olympian
See also:games to another, the first Olympiad beginning with 776 B.C., the
See also:year of Coroebus, the first victor in the games after their suspension for 86 years, the last with A.D . 394, when they were finally abolished during the reign of
See also:Theodosius the
See also:Great . The
See also:system was first regularly used by the Sicilian historian
See also:Timaeus (352—256 B.C.) .
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