Columns fallen from The Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12
Columns fallen from The Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"By the fourth century, bronze statues of Zeus, known as Zanes and paid for from fines for lying, bribery, and cheating, lined the route to the Olympic stadium. Pausanias says the first six statues were established in the 98th Olympiad (388 B.C.) when the boxer Eupolos of Thessaly bribed his opponents. An inscription on the base of one of the first statues declares that "an Olympic victory is to be won not by money but by swiftness of foot or strength of body" (trans. S.G. Miller). Inscriptions on other bases similarly urge piety and warn against violations. In A.D. 93 an Alexandrian athlete who arrived late was expelled and fined for lying. He had claimed being delayed by weather when in fact he had been delayed by competing in prize games in Ionia. A fellow Alexandrian exposed his lie and was declared the victor without a fight. Lead curse tablets show that athletes even tried to hex rivals at Isthmia and elsewhere with pleas to underworld deities such as 'let them not prevail in running.'"

— Donald G. Kyle, "Winning at Olympia", Archaeology, April 6, 2004