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 Melankomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melankomas, or Melancomas, of Caria was a boxer, winner of the 207th (ancient) Olympiad in 49 AD.
However it is unclear how accurate this account may be as Dio uses hyperbole.
Melankomas of Caria Melankomas of Caria (Berlin mirror) - from the Perseus Digital Library, Department of the Classics, Tufts University.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melankomas   (183 words)

 Melankomas -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However it is unclear how accurate this account may be as Dio uses (Extravagant exaggeration) hyperbole.
His descriptions make Melankomas sound more like a (A theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers) ballet (A party for social dancing) dancer than a boxer.
Dio also indicates that Melankomas was scandalously connected with the Emperor (Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian (40-81)) Titus.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/melankomas.htm   (132 words)

 Olympic Victors
The boxer Melankomas of Karia, who won at Olympia in 49 AD, was known to the whole Greece, for his unusual style in boxing and for his exceptional handsome body and good looks.
Melankomas during the fight avoided masterfully the blows of his opponent, who exhausted and frustrated, resigned.
It was the Megarian Orsippos, winner of the foot race in 720 BC, who distinguished himself as the first Greek to run naked in Olympia and he was praised for his action, because he extended the borders of his country, while her enemies where trying to shrink them.
www.sikyon.com /Olympia/athletestories_eg.html   (1406 words)

 Melankomas of Caria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The boxer Melankomas was from Caria, a region of what the Greeks called Asia Minor and is now known as Turkey.
In an effort to prove his courage, Melankomas chose athletics, since this was the most honorable and most strenuous path open to him.
Amazingly enough, Melankomas was undefeated throughout his career yet he never once hit an opponent or was hit by one.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /Olympics/melan.html   (393 words)

 Encyclopedia: Dio Chrysostom
He became a Cynic and a Stoic and is considered part of the second Sophist school of Greek philosophers.
He apparently lived in Rome during the reign of Titus Flavius as he wrote of a scandalous association that emperor had with the boxer Melankomas.
He was a critic of the Emperor Domitian, who banished him from Rome, Italy, and Bithynia in 82 AD for advising one of the Emperor's conspiring relatives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dio-Chrysostom   (945 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Article
He was also a boxer and a victor in the 207th Olympics, 49 A. Melankomas was from Caria, a region the Greeks called Asia Minor and is now known as Turkey.
To prove his courage, Melankomas chose athletics, since this was the most honourable and path open to him.
It is amazing that Melankomas was undefeated throughout his career, yet he never once hit an an opponent or was hit by one.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20000917/spectrum/main3.htm   (1134 words)

 Melankomas of Caria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And with that it seemed to Melankomas that he had narrowly averted a catastrophic blow to his own ego and so he felt very much relieved.
The story was chosen for this assignment because it successfully met the criteria initially established in the introduction to the storybook project.
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students.ou.edu /M/Christopher.S.Morgan-1/story-mela.htm   (586 words)

The ancient writer Dio Chrysostom mentions that Melankomas of Karia (in Asia Minor) was among the top boxers of antiquity because he managed to win most of his matches without being injured or injuring any of his opponents.
This was considered to be extremely rare since boxing was associated with nose fractures as well as ear and face deformities.
Melankomas achieved his first Olympic victory in A.D. 45, in the 206th Olympiad, while later on he achieved numerous victories in other competitions.
www.fhw.gr /olympics/ancient/en/206e.html   (177 words)

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Melankomas became famous for his very unique style of boxing.
He won many victories, but was never injured, and had never injured any of his opponents.
Melankomas believed that to injure someone else, or to be injured yourself, was to show a lack of bravery.
sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de /olympics/classical/victors_famous.html   (942 words)

 Olympics: Boxing
Melankomas of Karia was reknowned for never hitting anyone.
He thought that to injure or be injured showed a lack of bravery.
Melankomas, who it was said could stand with his arms up for two days, was known not only for his Olympic victory but also his physical beauty, a forerunner, perhaps, to the boxing style of another legendary champion, Muhammad Ali.
www.sptimes.com /2004/08/08/Olympics/Boxing.shtml   (1013 words)

 The present meets the past | The San Diego Union-Tribune
When he finally lost, in the 67th Olympiad of 512 B.C., he was past 40 and his younger opponent simply wore him out.
Boxer Melankomas of Caria, born in what is now Turkey.
He was famous for his conditioning and the fact he boxed defensively, wearing out his opponent while never striking a blow.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040813/news_lz1x13pg8n9.html   (1883 words)

 K.U.Leuven - Fayum Project
In P.Petrie III 117g, where the vineyards are valued, the total sum amounts to more than 620 drachmas.
In the second century BC a vineyard is owned by the Alexandrian Euarchos and another one by the strategos Melankomas (P.Köln III 144).
Vineyards continue to be prominent up to the Byzantine period (BGU I 319; CPR XIV 4; SB I 4894; SB XVIII 13998).
fayum.arts.kuleuven.ac.be /0105.html   (991 words)

 Sport U.S.A. - The Best From The Saturday Evening Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Edward Capps, of Princeton, writes and refers me to the pages of the historian, Dio Chrysostom, for an account of the ancient Greek pugilist, Melankomas, who was never hit by an opponent and who never hit one.
He won all his victories without being hit himself or hitting his opponent, so far superior was he in strength and in his power of endurance.
Apparently, Melankomas never met his Jim Jeffries, but Corbett did--the supreme master of defensive boxing hit by perhaps the most unexpected and one of the most disastrous punches in the history of pugilism.
www.genetunney.org /sportusa.html   (6343 words)

 ATHLETES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theagenes went on to win crowns in boxing, pankration, and running.
A boxer known for his looks equally as much as his athletic prowness, Melankomas won the Boxing event in the 207th Olympiad in 49 AD.
He was known to be the bravest of all the competitors and had a very unique boxing style.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~wbower/athletes.html   (418 words)

 Further Resources: Melankomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
See the catalog description and more images of the vase with the standing athlete from Toledo.
Dio Chrysostom tells the story of Melankomas in Discourse 29.
This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus Project database and is copyrighted.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /Olympics/melan2.html   (70 words)

 Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour Olympia as it looks today, discover the Olympic spirit, and read about famous athletes of ancient times!
Melankomas, a boxer, was undefeated in his career, yet he never hit an opponent nor was he hit by one!)
Be sure to check lesson plans and activities, fables and mythology, and Greek daily life.
www.stcloud.k12.mn.us /~teachingandlearning/curriculum/social6.html   (3139 words)

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