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Sabino Art Glass Opalescent Crystal.
"MILO OF CROTONA"
Milo, the famous athlete of Crotona lived in the late 6th century Before Christ.
It is said that he carried a four year old Heifer through the stadium at Olympia, and ate the whole afterwards.
Milo led the army of Crotona to conquer Sybaris, a neighboring city.
When old, Milo attempted to tear in two an oak tree, but its parts closed upon his hands; and while held fast he was devoured by wildbeasts.
Byron, in his Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte alludes the story of Milo.
"He who of old would rend the oak
Deemed not of the rebound;
Chained by the trunk he vainly broke,
alone how looked he round."
*This story was vividly an beautifully captured by the Sabino artists. The original medallion, engraved by Ursin Jules Vatinelle, received the Grand Prix de Gravure en Medaille in 1819, when the artist was 21 years old. Later Vatinelle was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur.
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