Friday, August 20, 2021


I'm sure there's an interesting story that goes with this threesome,
but I don't have a clue as to what it might be.



  1. Rats. I took classical Greek but have forgotten it and cannot read the inscription below the statue, darn it. Sorry, Jerry.

    1. Oh, well. Maybe someone else will come along and help us out.

  2. ΤΟ ΣΥΜΠΛΕΓΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΡΙΑΜΒΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΔΙΑΓΟΡΑ. It is the Triumph of Diagoras of Rhodes - a victorious athlete at the Olympic Games.

  3. Thanks Calorman. That translation explains everything. Now I'm wondering if there's statuary depicting the losing participants fate.

  4. What a shame they don't continue this tradition at the modern Olympics. I'd certainly have been watching more from Tokyo this year if they did!


  5. Diagoras of Rhodes was an Ancient Greek boxer from the 5th century BC, who was celebrated for his own victories, as well as the victories of his sons and grandsons. The statue shows Diagoras being carried in the stadium by his two sons. The statue is an outdoor sculpture in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes. Pindar the poet praised him in his poem Olympian 7. "And now, with the music of flute and lyre alike I have come to land with Diagoras, singing the sea-child of Aphrodite and bride of Helios, Rhodes, so that I may praise this straight-fighting, tremendous man who had himself crowned beside the Alpheus and near Castalia, as a recompense for his boxing..." lines 13-17