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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isthmian  \Isth"mi*an\,  a.  [L.  Isthmius,  Gr  ?.  See  {Isthmus}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  isthmus,  especially  to  the  Isthmus  of 
  Corinth,  in  Greece. 
 
  {Isthmian  games}  (Gr.  Antiq.),  one  of  the  four  great  national 
  festivals  of  Greece,  celebrated  on  the  Isthmus  of  Corinth 
  in  the  spring  of  every  alternate  year.  They  consisted  of 
  all  kinds  of  athletic  sports,  wrestling,  boxing,  racing  on 
  foot  and  in  chariots,  and  also  contests  in  music  and 
  poetry.  The  prize  was  a  garland  of  pine  leaves. 




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