Monday, 11 July 2016

Activity 2, Day 1: Milo Of Croton

Monday 11th July

Activity 2 - Day 1

Activity 2, Day 1:  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 Olympians 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.

  • Milo entered the battle wearing his Olympic crowns and dressed like Herakles, in lion's skin and brandishing a club, and led his fellow citizens to victory.
  • Milo’s occupation was being a Wrestler
  • Milo of Kroton was a 6th century BC Greek Wrestler.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Saveu :)

    I really like the facts that you have posted and the picture that you chose of Milo. Apparently he used to carry the calf (shown in the picture) on his shoulders every day as part of his training regime. That sounds pretty difficult to me!

    He was also rumoured to be so strong that he could hold up the roof of a house with his bare hands and tear trees apart with them as well. Sadly, it appears that he died when trying to tear a tree apart and he go his hand stuck in a hole (crevice) in the trunk. Wolves are rumoured to have found him and devoured him - yikes!

    Otherwise, he seems to have led a very brave and noble life! Thanks for posting info about him. I'm already looking forward to seeing what you have posted for the next activity.

    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers, Rachel