Milo of Croton

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Milo Of Croton (Greek: Μίλων)
BirthplaceCroton
Occupation
Wrestler

Milo of Croton

renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
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I have heard speak," said Porthos, "of a certain Milo of Crotona, who performed wonderful feats, such as binding his forehead with a cord and bursting it -- of killing an ox with a blow of his fist and carrying it home on his shoulders, et cetera.
As he said this, he disengaged from beneath his cloak a hand of which Milo of Crotona would have envied him the possession, on the day when he had that unhappy idea of rending his last oak.
Here, we should remember the lesson of Milo of Crotona, well known to all college jocks.
College sports and the challenges of honors work, like the Canterbury Tales and King Lear, Milo of Crotona and Michelangelo, teach us what it is to be human: that's enough.
It can be jogging five miles through frozen fields at sunset, or it can be, as it was for Milo of Crotona, lifting a bull as the little rascal gets heavier by the day.