Visual Timeline: Zeus

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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.
 
 
700 BCE: Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
 
 
573 BCE: First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
 
480 BCE: The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
 
 
460 BCE: The bronze Poseidon or Zeus statue (of Cape Artemesium) is sculpted.
 
 
457 BCE - 460 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 Pheidias.
 
 
456 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.
 
 
330 BCE: Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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