Melankomas, or Melancomas, of Caria was a boxer, winner of the 207th (ancient Roman) Olympiad in 49 AD. He was known for his athleticism, good looks, and brave heart. He became legend for his boxing style; he would totally avoid the punches of the other boxer without throwing any himself. Reputedly, he never lost a match or was struck by an opponent. For other uses, see Caria (disambiguation). ... 2004 Armed Forces Amateur Boxing Championships, held in 2003. ... Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and a commune. ... An Olympiad is a period of four years between two celebrations of the Olympic Games. ... For other uses, see number 49. ...
Greek orator Dio Chrysostom explains the boxing style of Melankomas in Discourse 29. However it is unclear how accurate this account may be as Dio uses hyperbole. His descriptions make Melankomas sound more like a balletdancer than a boxer. Dio also indicates that Melankomas was scandalously connected with the Emperor Titus. Dio or Dio Chrysostom (c 40 AD - c 120 AD) was a Greek orator, writer, philosopher and historian of the Romans in the first century. ... A hyperbole, largely synonymous with exaggeration and overstatement, is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated or extravagant. ... A performance of The Nutcracker ballet Ballet is the name given to a specific dance form and technique. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... This is about the emperor of ancient Rome. ...
Dio also indicates that Melankomas was scandalously connected with the Emperor Titus.
Melankomas of Caria (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/melan.html) Melankomas of Caria (Berlin mirror) (http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/Olympics/melan.html) - from the Perseus Digital Library, Department of the Classics (http://ase.tufts.edu/classics/), Tufts University (http://www.tufts.edu/).
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