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The truces established for the games allowed cities normally at war to compete for excellence without bloodshed, as well as for discussing matters informally.

It is likely that the site would have been difficult to get to, uncomfortably overcrowded, unsanitary, very hot.

Pausanias would have no reason to lie, but his account may only reflect the activities that were happening at the time he was writing. They may not reflect what happened there in the past.

In addition to the games celebrated every four years, there was worship of Zeus as well as the heroes Herakles and Pelops.


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