Definition: The period of sacred truce for the duration of the Olympic Games had a special name -- ekecheiria. The first ekecheiria was made for a month between Iphitos of Elis, Kleosthenes of Pisa and Lykourgos of Sparta, according to [URL = www2.fhw.gr/olympics/ancient/classical ] "Olympics Through Time":
- Hostilities ceased (although wars might be going on elsewhere)
- Arms and armies were not allowed to enter Elis.
- During the truce there were no executions.