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See also: Olympiad
olympiad (plural olympiads)
- Alternative letter-case form of , q.v.
- 1788, Joseph Priestley, “Lecture VII”, in Lectures on History, and General Policy; […], Dublin: […] P. Byrne, […], OCLC 1102691471, page 57:
- The reckoning by olympiads, or any other fixed æra, was not yet in uſe among the Greeks. The Arundelian marbles were compoſed ſixty years after the death of Alexander the Great, and yet mention not the olympiads, nor any ſtanding æra, but reckon backward from the time then preſent. In the next olympiad, Timæus Siculus wrote a hiſtory down to his own times, according to the olympiads.
- 1817, Lord Byron, “The Prophecy of Dante. Canto III.”, in Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. […], London: John Murray, […], published 1821, OCLC 1179651578, lines 157–160, page 243:
- [N]ot Hellas can unroll / Through her olympiads two such names, though one / Of hers be mighty;—and is this the whole / Of such men's destiny beneath the sun?
- 1908 November, Arthur E[dwin] Kennelly, “Deduction from the Records of Running in the Last Olympiad”, in J[ames] McKeen Cattell, editor, The Popular Science Monthly, volume LXXIII, New York, N.Y.: The Science Press, OCLC 954266628, page 385:
- The olympiads, or quadrennial athletic meetings of ancient Greece, were held in such national renown, that they served as historical epochs for the chronological establishment of events. […] The victor in each race overcame the opponents who contested with him shoulder to shoulder; but there could be no means to determining whether the victor of a given event in one olympiad excelled the victor in other olympiads.
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