Re: suspended Olympics

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 19:43:23 -0700

On Tue, 23 Jul 1996, Arthur L. Baron wrote:

> I was watching some of the Olympics and heard the commentary the ancient games
> were suspended in 393 ad., but no reason given. At this time in history
> Chistianity was gaining momentum, some would say entrenched. Does anyone know
> if the suspension of the ancient games was a backlash or reaction against
> homosexuality?

I suspect the Ostrogoths running around the area at the time had more
of an influence than Christian homophobia.

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge