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Ancient olympic champions, boxing

Damarchus of Parrhasia

As to the boxer, by name Damarchus, an Arcadian of Parrhasia, I cannot believe (except, of course, his Olympic victory ) what romancers say about him, how he changed his shape into that of a wolf at the sacrifice of Lycaean (Wolf ) Zeus, and how nine years after he became a man again. Nor do I think that the Arcadians either record this of him, otherwise it would have been recorded as well in the inscription at Olympia, which runs:
This statue was dedicated by Damarchus, son of Dinytas,
Parrhasian by birth from Arcadia.

So too, Agriopas, who wrote the Olympionics, informs us that Demaenetus, the Parrhasian, during a sacrifice of human victims, which the Arcadians were offering up to the Lycaean Jupiter, tasted the entrails of a boy who had been slaughtered; upon which he was turned into a wolf, but, ten years afterwards, was restored to his original shape and his calling of an athlete, and returned victorious in the pugilistic contests at the Olympic games. (Pliny the Elder, 8.34)

Ancient olympic champions, boys' boxing


AZANIA (Ancient area) ARKADIA
An Azanian, Olympic victor. 86th Olympiad, 436 BC.

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