How many days did the ancient Olympics last?
Ancient Olympics First recorded Games was in 776 BC, and the last was in 393, which makes a total of 299 recorded games. Modern Olympics Summer Olympics: 27 Winter Olympics: 21 Total: 48 This is the Olympic Games XXX (30th). The ancient Olympic games have been held since the ancient times in greece around 400 B.C. But the modern Olympics have been around since 1896 when Baron Pierre de Coubertin brought the idea back
Similarities 1. Held every four years 2. There are many of the same events 3. They compete Differences 1. Only men could compete in ancient Olympics 2. Ancient Olympics were held to honor the ancient Greek god, Zeus 3. They didn't have ice skating, bobsledding, or the luge in ancient Olympics 4. In the ancient Olympics the men had to compete nude
Days? A Roman banquet would last perhaps three hours at the longest. Forget about what Hollywood would have you believe about the orgies of the ancient Romans--they just did not happen. Ancient Rome was a dawn to dusk society and most people were home in bed by eight or nine o'clock. If or when the ancient writers mention someone "dining until midnight" is was because it was the exception.
Well, considering that the very first ancient Olympics began in 776 BC and ended in AD 394, that would mean the ancient Olympics were attended every four years (like today's Olympics) until 1170 years had passed. If these games went uninterrupted over that period of time, then there should have been around/exactly 292 ancient Olympic games held.