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Ancient olympic champions, pancratium


Perseus Encyclopedia

   Polydamas, (Poludamas). Of Scotussa in Thessaly, son of Nicias, conquered in the Pancratium at the Olympic Games in Ol. 93, B.C. 408. His size was immense, and the most marvellous stories are related of his strength, how he killed without arms a huge and fierce lion on Mount Olympus, and how he stopped a chariot at full gallop. His reputation led the Persian king, Darius Ochus, to invite him to his court, where he performed similar feats.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

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