Diagoras of Rhodes
Diagoras of Rhodes,ancient Greek athlete, fl. 5th cent. B.C. A boxer and wrester, he won an Olympic championship in 464 B.C. and won numerous times at the Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean games. PindarPindar
, 518?–c.438 B.C., Greek poet, generally regarded as the greatest Greek lyric poet. A Boeotian of noble birth, he lived principally at Thebes. He traveled widely, staying for some time at Athens and in Sicily at the court of Hiero I at Syracuse and also at Acragas
..... Click the link for more information. celebrated his Olympic victory in an ode. Diagoras had a unique boxing style, keeping his body erect and never ducking or weaving. His sons were also Olympic champions in boxing and the pankration (a form combining boxing and wrestling).
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