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History Society: The Ancient Olympic Games and their Modern Successors

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Ancient Olympic Games and their Modern Successors

SPEAKER: John Osborne

John Osborne taught Classics for many years at Marlborough College. In his retirement, he has lectured regularly for NADFAS, now The Arts Society, and has led numerous historical and cultural tours abroad, especially to the Middle East and SE Europe.

What were the Ancient Olympics really like? Who competed and in what events? Have we idealised them? In what ways do the modern Olympics follow their ancient predecessors, or not?


February 15
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Marlborough History Society


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