Event: Milon son of Diotimos from Kroton (Italy)

Record ID 1572
Person Milon son of Diotimos from Kroton in Italy
Contest Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Discipline combat sports: pale
Age Category andres
Date -540 - -516
Achievement P
Comment: I follow Farrington (2012), no. 1.13 and p. 103 note 208 for the dating, with reference to a scholiast's remark on Theocritus IV and Moretti (1953), no. 115. An unattributed victor list which is attributed to Sextius Julius Africanus (Ol. 62) mentions Milon has having won six victories in wrestling at the Olympia, six at the Pythia, ten at the Isthmia and nine at the Nemea. Farrington is contradictory in his book about the Isthmian victories: stating at no. 1.13 Milo won 10 times the Isthmian Games and in his note 208 saying he won 6 times. I have followed the description of Africanus I have therefore only put in the Olympian and Pythian victories from Pausanias. Note that Anth. Gr. 16.24 says Milo won the Olympics 7 times, but Pausanias says he won only 6 times and the 7th time participated but lost. - PK/YP