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Cro·to·ne

 (krə-tō′nē, krō-tō′nĕ) Formerly Cro·to·na (krə-tō′nə)
A city of southern Italy on the Ionian Sea northeast of Reggio di Calabria. It was founded c. 708 bc as part of Magna Graecia and reached the height of its power after 510 bc.

Crotone

(Italian kroˈtoːne)
n
(Placename) a town in S Italy, on the coast of Calabria: founded in about 700 bc by the Achaeans; chemical works and zinc-smelting. Pop: 60 010 (2001)
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"I have heard speak," said Porthos, "of a certain Milo of Crotona, who performed wonderful feats, such as binding his forehead with a cord and bursting it -- of killing an ox with a blow of his fist and carrying it home on his shoulders, et cetera.
As he said this, he disengaged from beneath his cloak a hand of which Milo of Crotona would have envied him the possession, on the day when he had that unhappy idea of rending his last oak.
* 1591 Boston Road, a 43,512-square-foot residential development site in the Crotona Park neighborhood of the Bronx.
Alcmeon de Crotona, filosofo pitagorico dedicado a la medicina, y que vivio en el siglo V A.C., fue quien sostuvo que el cerebro era el sitio de la conciencia, las sensaciones y el entendimiento, siendo ademas el que regia todo el cuerpo, es decir que era el organo central de toda actividad humana.
318) enxerga aqui um elo entre as concepcoes presentes em Sobre as doencas IV e as teorias fisiologicas de Alcmeao de Crotona ao afirmar que "plethora is really an imbalance of humours, an excess of one humour over another.
On Friday, the police found a set of human remains in a garbage bag outside Crotona Park, on a sidewalk in the Claremont section - about three miles north of Barretto Point Park - after being alerted by a seasonal Parks Department worker.
Em oposicao ao requinte orientalizante tipico da figura de citaredos e auletas, sempre suspeitos de efeminacao, os trombeteiros eram descritos como glutoes, da mesma forma como alguns atletas famosos, como Milo de Crotona, famoso pela sua forca, o qual, na segunda metade do seculo VI, venceu a prova de luta por seis vezes em Olimpia e outras seis em Delfos (sendo a primeira vitoria, em cada festival, na categoria infantil).