Monday, 11 July 2016

Facts about Milo of Croton

Milo of Croton was a 6th-century BC wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Croton, who enjoyed a brilliant wrestling career and won many victories in the most important athletic festivals of ancient Greece.He was born in Crotone, Italyand died at Capo Colonna, Italy.The date of Milo's death is unknown, but he reportedly was attempting to tear a tree apart when his hands became trapped in a crevice in its trunk, and a pack of wolves surprised and devoured him.

Activity 2:  In the ancient Olympic Games the winner of each event was called the Olympionic. Instead of a gold medal, the winner had a palm leaf placed in their hands and a crown placed on their head to show that they were the winner. Arguably one of the most famous Olympionics was a man named ‘Milo of Kroton’ (see picture below). Use Google to research ‘Milo of Kroton’ and post three interesting facts about him on your blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi again Ana!

    Great fact finding - You have discovered a number of interesting things about Milo of Croton. He was certainly a very famous wrestlier and a very gifted athlete. In fact, he won 6 Olympic tournaments in his day. That is pretty incredible!

    In our modern day Olympics, there are a number of athletes who have managed to match his record and a few who have even surpassed it. Did you know that the most 'successful' male Olympian in the modern day is a swimmer from the U.S.A. named Michael Phelps? He has won an astounding 22 Olympic medals and he is still competing. In fact, he is due to swim again in Rio. I wonder if he will add any more medals to his total. I guess that we will just have to wait and see...

    Cheers, Rachel :)