This free course, The Ancient Olympics: bridging past and present, highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for future Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning and inspiration.
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Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
show an awareness of the main similarities and differences between the modern Olympics and the Ancient Greek Games
assess the ethical, philosophical and cultural importance of the Olympics to the Ancient Greek World
understand the dual role of Olympia as a religious sanctuary and the location of the Ancient Olympic Games.