Blog - Pen Boutique Category_london olymics 2012 - Pen Boutique Ltd
NEW HOURS: Our Columbia store is open for walk-in customers Tue-Sat 10AM - 5PM

FREE Shipping for orders > $75 ( USA only)

Check out our recent YouTube cast!, Episode 2:

Watch now

Blog - Pen Boutique — Category_london olymics 2012

London Olympics 2012 …Race for Gold and Glory

Posted on

No one actually knows how the Olympics originated. The genesis of τὰ Ὀλύμπια (ta Olympia), as it was known in Ancient Greece, is shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, but it is believed that they began around 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. The Games were held every four years (an Olympiad) and were a way for the various Greek City-States to impose their power, influence and culture over their neighbors all along the Mediterranean. As a whole, Ancient Games were a lot less complex than their contemporary counterparts. For starters, only men could compete in the games. In fact, only...

Read more →