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Atlas11 on November 1, 2009

'And when the Argonauts were to depart to their countries, they say that Heracles counseled with the best, for the unanticipated turns of the events, to give oaths of alliance to each other, if one asked for assistance. And they chose the most excellent place in Greece for the site of the athletic competition and common festival, and dedicated the competition to the greatest of the gods, the Olympian Zeus. The best, having sworn alliance and entrusting Hercules with the order of the competition, it said that he chose this place for the festival, the land of Elians by the Alpheios. For this reason the place by the river that was dedicated to the god by him, he called Olympia.' From Diodoros' of Sicily Library of History. Book 4:53 (3-5).

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