Milo mī´lō [key] or Milonmī´lŏn [key], fl. 500 BC, athlete of ancient Greece, b. Crotona. He won numerous victories in wrestling at the Olympic and Pythian games. He is said to have carried a heifer on his shoulders through the Olympic stadium, killed her with a blow of his fist, and devoured her in the course of a day. Finding a tree partially split, he attempted, according to legend, to tear it apart but caught his hand and was eaten alive by wolves.
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