Sunday, August 08, 2004

Sunday: Greek and Christianity

I had to get up early this morning -- very early for me on a Sunday -- to go to Pebble Mill and do a short piece for Radio 4's Sunday programme. It was just four minutes or so and the blurb was:
Tradition dates the first ever Olympic meeting to 776 BCE. The games were abolished nearly twelve hundred years later by the Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius on the grounds that they were pagan. But if that suggests a deep rooted antagonism between Christianity and the ideas that came out of the classical Greek world it would be misleading. . .
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