E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nemean Games (The).
One of the four great national festivals of Greece, celebrated at Nemca, in Argolis, every alternate year, the first and third of each Olympiad. The victors reward was at first a crown of olive-leaves, but subsequently a garland of ivy. Pindar has eleven odes in honour of victors at these games.