Monday, 11 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2

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.

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                                                  Milo of Kroton’ - Three interesting facts

  • One story about Milo is when he saved a philosopher's life when a roof was about to kill him, and another marrying the philosopher's daughter.
  • One of Milo’s favourite exhibit of tying a cord around his forehead, holding his breath and breaking it with his forehead veins.
  • Milo was so strong that nobody could bend his pinkie!  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Aaliyah,

    Wow, you have discovered some very interesting facts about Milo of Croton. He certainly was a very strong and very successful wrestler. I also read that he used to tie a cord around his forehead, hold his breath and then push with all of his might to break the cord (and sometimes break the veins in his forehead at the same time). Ouch!

    Did you read that he also used to train for the Olympics by carrying a small cow around on his shoulders? That sounds pretty crazy to me. What do you think?

    Cheers, Rachel :)