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Next to the statue of Lysander is an Ephesian boxer who beat the other boys, his competitors—his name was Athenaeus,—and also a man of Sicyon who was a pancratiast, Sostratus surnamed Acrochersites. For he used to grip his antagonist by the fingers1 and bend them, and would not let go until he saw that his opponent had given in.

1 In Greek αἱ ἄκραι χεῖρες. Hence Acrochersites, “the fingerer.”

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