An athlete of Crotona. It is said that he carried through the
stadium at Olympia a heifer four years old, and ate the whole of it
afterwards. When old he attempted to tear in two an oak-tree, but the
parts closed upon his hands, and while held fast he was devoured by
wolves. (See Polydamus.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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