Nemea

Nemea http://guideofgreece.com/ancient-nemea

 

NEMEA STADIO http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=1815

 

Only 20 minutes away from Loutraki, Nemea with the ancient site dedicated to the games that were held in the honor of Zeus whose 4th Century BC temple still has three remaining columns and several more on the way to being reconstructed.

The site is being excavated by Stephen Miller of the American School of Classical Studies along with the Univeristy of California at Berkeley. Nemea is also famous for its wines and there are a number of wineries that you can visit.

Nemea was famous in Greek mythology as the home of the Nemean Lion, which was killed by the hero Heracles, and as the place where the infant Opheltes, lying on a bed of parsley, was killed by a serpent while his nurse fetched water for the Seven on their way from Argos to Thebes. The Seven founded the Nemean Games in his memory, according to its aition, or founding myth, accounting for the crown of victory being made of parsley or the wild form of celery and for the black robes of the judges, interpreted as a sign of mourning. The Nemean Games were documented from 573 BC, or earlier, at the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea.

 

 

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