Zeus Timeline

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  • c. 800 BCE
    The oracle of Zeus is established at Dodona.
  • 776 BCE
    First athletic games in honour of Zeus are held at Olympia with one event, the stadion foot race.
  • c. 700 BCE
    Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
  • 573 BCE
    First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
  • c. 480 BCE
    The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
  • c. 460 BCE - 457 BCE
    Temple of Zeus is built at Olympia with a statue of Apollo dominating the west pediment and containing the cult statue of Zeus by Phidias.
  • c. 460 BCE
    The bronze Poseidon or Zeus statue (of Cape Artemesium) is sculpted.
  • c. 430 BCE
    The cult statue of Zeus by Phidias is dedicated in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • c. 330 BCE
    Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
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