isthmian games definition

  • adjective:
    • one of several four great nationwide celebrations of Greece, celebrated regarding the Isthmus of Corinth when you look at the springtime of each and every alternate 12 months. They contained a myriad of athletic sports, wrestling, boxing, racing by walking plus in chariots, and in addition contests in songs and poetry. The reward had been a garland of pine leaves.
  • noun:
    • the old Panhellenic games held biennially in the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third many years of each Olympiad
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