Learn about the Myth and Cult of Opheltes at Nemea with Dr. Jorge Bravo


Dr. Jorge Bravo, University of Maryland, during a presentation given at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), takes us through the importance of the hero Opheltes, his connection to the athletic games at Nemea, and religious practices associated with him. Dr. Bravo brings in findings from the Hero Shrine at Nemea, excavated between 1979 and 2001. He analyzes the Shrine’s features and contents in order to understand its history and use. Watch the video by clicking on the image below.

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