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 cruelty of 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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No One Cared If Anyone Was Naked........DAMN!
Makaveli ThaDon
0:21 if you ever feel like you got a small dick....
fistilas Geralis
Έλα ρε που μας μάθατε xd
Λιγα για την Ελλάδα μουνοπανα
Caleb Andrew Lewis
lol look at all those tiny weiners
Be quiet we all came here because of the thumbnail ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
Caleb Andrew Lewis
Milo was the founder of the salad accessory Crotons.
Ernie jones
Some of this is offensive
Sreekumar TP
take apples
They were satanists.
Skelly Dog
i am from greece and school didnt teach us these things O_O
I am very weirded out that οι αρχαι ελληνες were so just...i'm just shocked
too shocked i am..just..god i feel weird now..

(BTW "Οι αρχαι ελληνες" means "The ancient greeks" just saying)
Ali Khalife
Misleading thumbnail ! REPORT !!!
Jessica Hewson
Odd 1 out



Jackie Daniels
Crystal Blaye
The brazon bull is a cool killing machine
I think milo of croton has been using too many steroids
Mythical Helljumper
Hey!! Milo IS MY NAME!!!
Amelie m
The reason they went to Paris was that Zeus couldn't choose between athena (his daughter), Hera (his wife) and aphrodite (the goddes of love: because he cheated a lot and she could make it so that nobody would love him ever again) so he said to go to Paris (the son of the king of Troy) who choosed aprhodite because she prommised him the most bueatifull women on earth Helena (daughter of king Agamemnon of Athens) and that leads to the Troyan war with the Troyan horse
Amara Villalobos
I only came because the gay thumbnail
Gordon Fiala
also quite sure the art of 2 pairs fighting demonstrated the fighter was neither biting nor gouging at his opponent. coincidental, considering. think the author knew that.
Gordon Fiala
quite confident greek men were not fucking each other up the ass.
Bjourn Barron
Anyone else stop watching due to this ladies nazily voice?
If any of these Ancient Europeans fought Africans back in the day they'd get their soft asses handed to them XD!
Ew, fighting naked? Having smelly ball and ass sweat on your face? Nah bro
Why did the Greek boy refuse to leave home?
He didn't want to leave his brother's behind.
Lainey Bug
me and my friends acted out number 6 for a class project and i got to be Aphrodite so GO APPLES!
I clicked for the thumbnail, and I hope you did too.
salvatore DeAngelo
fatal carnival rides
Darklegend 1500
Im greek and in old grece everybody was naked even womans
Getting up4 Christ
Greek's have small penises
Luke DeLeon
"Most CRAZY Things Ancient Greeks Did!"
thumbnail depicts two people fucking
Yeah, sex is a crazy thing
They don't teach you that ancient greek man were gay pedophiles talking about philosophy and torturing their womans with ginger.....WTF
Lester Bullard
Faggot greeks
Candice L
You forgot the men would have consensual anal sex with each other after and before beating their wives who's vaginas were unholy or filthy. Even filter than a man's shitty anus...... beating and raping their wives while having drunken sex with their man friends..... it just dawned on me why there are guys the way they are today....
Zuri Da Weirdo
Ew I don't want ginger anymore
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This guy, Diogenes, is a wonder, time-travelling from modern Turkey all the way back to ancient Greece. no wonder he lived so miserably realising theres no way getting back to modern day?! Wait, does that mean theres a guy in Turkey right now playing with a time machine?
ILLUMINATI at work. brrrrrrr.....
Du Schlingel
"Rosting people to death"
*rubs hands:BOI*
Cayla Lynett
You know your here for the thumb nail, YA NASTY
kitty mcpaws
who the hell is Sir Anus
theodoros paschalidis
too much racism against greeks..thats why we destroyed foreigners
theodoros paschalidis
more racist propaganda partially true
Ein Mann, genannt Diogenes
Der tat was ungezogenes
Der hat, wie alle wissen,
Sich selber weggeschmissen
So lebte er mit Wonne
In einer dicken Tonne
Und das war ein echter Renner
Heute macht das jeder Penner.
Bogush Wysocki
Zero Cool
#6 no the apple of discord said "To the Fairest" not "To the most beautiful"
your background music is really bad
Ronnie Denero
Voice hurts my ears to raaase
Tech Is My Life TIM'S Life
Η αμερικανική μαλακία ξεχυλιζει από την κάθε τρύπα αυτού του επεισοδίου
Btw ο Πατέρας σας Έλληνας ήταν καιι έτυχε να γράφει αυτό το σχόλιο
Practical Bree
I'm so interested in Greek History it's like Illegal.
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