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This sentence is confusing: "They were held...two years after (and two years before) each Olympic Games"
So was this the pattern?
- Olympics - Nothing - Nothing - Pythian - Nothing - Nothing - Olympics - Nothing - Nothing - Pythian
--Quester 08:16, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)
- Well there was a four year cycle for the Olympics, so it was Olympics (year 1) - nothing (year 2) - Pythian (year 3) - nothing (year 4) - Olympics (cycle begins again). The Isthmian and Nemean games fit in there somewhere as well, so "nothing" isn't quite right for the off-years...also, it helps to remember that the Greeks began and ended their year differently than we do, so one of our years consists of parts of two different years for them (maybe that makes it more confusing, but I hope this answers the question). Adam Bishop 17:34, 1 Jun 2004 (UTC)
I checked with an expert - there really was a chariot race, only it did not take place at the sanctuary, but at a nearby location in the plain. David Monniaux 16:43, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)