The Bouleuterion. Click to enlarge

Day 1: Promises to Zeus

A ring showing 'Zeus of the Oaths'

The sanctuary of Olympia, sacred to Zeus, buzzes with anticipation. The Games are once again underway and the athletes brim with the hope of victory. But before any events take place, the competitors, their fathers and trainers must swear an oath to Zeus, that they have trained for ten months and that they will obey the rules. They gather now in the Council Building, the Bouleuterion, before the statue of Zeus.

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