Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did!

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10. Milo of Croton
The Ancient Greeks invented progressive strength training. Milo of Croton won six Olympiads in the wrestling events. He also won multiple times at the Pythian Games, Isthmian Games, and Nemean Games. Milo loved to show off his strength and dexterity. According to sources, his favorite trick was to hold a pomegranate and have people try to take it from him. No one was strong enough to take the pomegranate from him and he also managed to not damage the fruit. How did he gain such prodigious strength and skill?
According to popular legend, Milo noticed a newborn calf near his home. He decided to lift the animal and carry it on his shoulders. He returned the next day and did it again. He did it every day until the calf grew to a four-year-old bull. Thus was progressive strength training born.
Here’s another wild athlete story. Theagenes of Thasos was a formidable fighter who won over 1,300 bouts over his two decade career. He even won a crown for long-distance running in the city of Argos. As a boxer, he was never defeated. According to legend, years after his, a vandal tried to deface a statue honoring Theagenes. The bronze statue broke in half and crushed the would-be criminal.
9. Birth Control by Sneezing
The Ancient Greeks had various forms of birth control. Some forms involved certain herbs and plants, which worked very well. However, one physician, Soranus, advised women to do something a little odd. After intercourse, women were told to squat and sneeze to avoid becoming pregnant. He also suggested jumping up and down to dislodge the sperm.
If that’s not crazy enough for you,  the website was still debunking the “jump up and down” method of birth control as recently as 2007.
8. Brazen Bull
In the 6th century BC, a brass worker named Perilaus of Athens created a large, hollow bull made of brass and gave it to a ruler named Phalaris. A door on the side of the bull allowed a man to climb into the sculpture. Once the door was closed, a fire could be lit from underneath and slowly roast the person.
But it doesn’t end there. In the head of the bull was a series of stops and pipes that transformed the screams of the person into “the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings”. Phalaris was far from impressed. So disgusted by the piece, he asked Perilaus to climb into the bull and demonstrate the capabilities of the pipes. Once inside, Phalaris shut the door and ordered a fire lit beneath the bull. He reportedly said, “Receive the due reward of your wondrous art; let the music-maker be the first to play.”
Before Perilaus, they removed him from the bull and threw him off a cliff. Despite Phalaris’s disgust, the brazen bull became the most common form of in Ancient Greece.
Here’s an extra fact. Phalaris was a tyrant ruling in Acragas in Sicily from 570 BC to 554. He’s known for several building projects but he did have a cruel streak that made him the proverbial “evil tyrant”. According to legend, after he was overthrown by a general, the new ruler ordered Phalaris to roast inside the brazen bull.
7. Victorious Corpse
Did you know? Cheating was a huge problem in Ancient Greek sport, just like today. Most of the time, it was the usual bribery or foul moves during games. Here is a picture of a scene on a kylix depicting two pankratists fighting. One of them is trying to gouge out the eye of his opponent while simultaneously biting. The umpire is preparing to strike the fighter for the foul. 
Some fighters would find an easier way and try to curse or hex their opponents using “curse tablets” to make them lose. 
An event held during the Olympic Games was the pankration, which was a mixed martial arts style that blended boxing and wrestling. Most famous of the pankratists was Arrhachion. During the 54th Olympiad in 564 BC, Arrhachion entered the pankration to defend his championship. However, his opponent got the better of him and put Arrachion into a chokehold. It is said Arrhachion’s trainer shouted, “What a fine funeral if you do not submit at Olympia”. Arrhachion responded by twisting and kicking his opponent’s foot and dislocating it. The pain forced his opponent to surrender. Unfortunately, the move broke Arrhachion’s neck. Despite that, the judges named Arrhachion the victor. he successfully defended his title. 
His fame spread as people held him up as the athletic ideal. Geographer Pausanias mentioned a statue immortalizing Arrhachion during his description of Phigalia

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hekato thonger
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darcide ceasaria
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Madi Is A Maverick
The apple thing is partially wrong.
It is a thing because when Atalanta held the murder race to find a suitor one of the guys who I don’t remember loved Atalanta and wanted to win before getting killed by her. So he begged to Aphrodite to help him win. She then gave him three golden apples. While running he threw the apples at Atalanta slowing her down so he can win.
Bruce Wayne
Anyone else concerned that the thumbnail was a lion licking a dudes dong?!
nikos12 adidas
I'm Greek and.... omg. just. what. I didn't know any of these! except some
Paul Pfeiffer
Why are all the slaves shown here, Africans?
im from greece
Samantha Odney
Ew naked exercise
Natürliche Weltordnung
You shouldn't confuse ancient Hellenes with modern day Greeks. They're completely different people, culturally as well as genetically.
This was Specific Greeks

Crete people didn't do this stuff
Greek Teacher
False the title is "Most CRAZY things ofhers ancient countries Did!!!"
Dave Reinter
Female names that we didn't know that are ancient Greek:
Ellie, Daphne, Alexandra, Andromahi, Chloe, Irene, Elene, Zoe
I love Greek names, my sister's name is Ellie btw
Johny Gior
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to sum it for everyone - greeks did and created everything x
Yolanda Ramirez
DK Racket Tech
Hahaha on ancient greece birth control....
They had many methods bla bla bla
one physician..... soar anus....
Esperos Athens
Yes, Diogenes the Cynicist preached that the Purpose of Life is to live a Life of Virtue and avoid bullshits like your video. That's why he was called a "wise man".
John Conahan
Penetration ,
Yeah, Diogenes and his Dad were really wanted for defacing coinage.

They were really hot on that in classical times, they didn't like having their coins vandalised.

Or maybe it was for debasing coinage, which is when you slice some gold out of a coin and then cut some lead back in or any old garbage.

Yeah, they did not like people doing that in classical times.

Learn to read and don´t change words into something else because you don´t understand them.
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Do you know native Europeans(whites) are becoming extinct?
Demy v11
Violence Is Fun
damn those goths, always burning temples and churches
Chandramouli Sarkar
Where is Percy Jackson..though..I loved Greek mythology because of him
Samantha Tollstam
Why he defaced money is not a mystery.

It was a common illegal practice. They would shave off the edges and take the silver gold and fine metal... They'd cook it down and sell it.

This would lower the weight of the coin. Which... Their worth was decided by weight. ... By taking shavings they could then falsely double or triple their money. Exchanging the coins out or using them... And getting more from the new ingots.
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Lian Manzano
Why the heck is being naked in ancient Greece so famous especially in painting and sculptures (I mean no offense for people in Greece)
Lian Manzano
My favorite part about ancient Greece is of course Greek mythology and probably the automatic servants
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Oh it's the newest video but the most viewed video on the channel

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Παρασκευη Παναγιωτιδου
America has't got a big history in history books so can you british shut up because you annoy me what if i will make fun of your history????????
Eggheaded Weirdo
Soranus...I heard it as Sir Anus.
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ToxiC BikEr
Hitting my ex with a truck counts?
Never drop the soap in greece, never drop the soap.
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Henry hill
No thumbnaiL pic was in the video FUCKIN PIECE OF SHIT !
Spectrø Games
Were my ancestors gay... Because they exercised naked
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My ancestors threw people off cliffs and put them in bulls. I wish I wasnt greek
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Ron Thunders
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Miguel Romo
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lol greeks didnt invent strength training! get your fucking facts straight, you amateurs
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