Pietro Bettelini & Giuseppe Fabris after Tommaso Minardi
Milone Crotoniate (Milo of Croton)
22 x 26 inches
What we witness here are possibly the final few moments of Milo of Croton's earthly life. Milo of Croton was an epic Greek hero, a famous athlete, showman and all round celebrity. Both mortal man and myth, he is mentioned by the likes of Herodotus and Aristotle and his reputation would have been known throughout the ancient world. He dates from the late sixth century BC and appears to have been a six times Olympic victor starting with the "boys' wrestling" at a tender age and working his way up from there.