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5. A Syracusan who conquered in the Pancratium in the Olympic games in the 33rd Olympiad. A monument was erected to him near the Lautumiae in Syracuse. He is said to have been equal in size to the Theban Heracles, and to have measured with his feet the Olympic stadium, which, like Heracles, he found to be only 600 feet in length, whereas, measured by the foot of a man of the ordinary size, it was 625 feet. (Paus. 5.8.8; African. ap. Euseb. Ἐλλ. Ὀλ. p. 40; Scaliger, Ἱστορ. συναγ. p. 315; Krause, Olympia, p. 321.)

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