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.
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!