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Olympic games (6)

Ancient olympic champions, boxing


MESSINI (Ancient city) ITHOMI
A Rhodian athlete, Olympic victor.

Ancient olympic champions, boys' stadium


A Messenian, Olympic victor.

Ancient olympic champions, pancratium


Pancratium, 220 B.C., 140th Olympiad.

Ancient olympic champions, pentathlon


Son of Eucletus, a Messenian, Olympic victor.

Gorgus. A Messenian, son of Eucletus, was distinguished for rank, wealth, and success in gymnastic contests: moreover, unlike most athletes (says Polybius), he proved himself wise and skilful as a statesman. In B. C. 218 he was sent as ambassador to Philip V. of Macedon, then besieging Palus, in Cephallenia, to ask him to come to the aid of Messenia against Lycurgus, king of Lacedaemon. This request was supported by the traitor Leontius for his own purposes; but Philip preferred listening to the recommendation of the Acarnanians to invade Aetolia, and ordered Eperatus, the Achaean general, to carry assistance to the Messenians. (Paus. vi. 14; Polyb.v. 5, vii. 10; Suid. s. v. Gorgos)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Ancient olympic champions, two victories


Twice champion at foot race, 48 and 44 B.C., 183rd and 184th Olympiad respectively.

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