Move over, Leonidas of 152 BC.

Michael Phelps is inching closer to the all-time Olympiad throne.

If you believed Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak or Wilt Chamberlain's 100 point game were the pinnacle of unbreakable marks, think again.

The granddaddy of them all takes us back to the days of togas and tunics.

With his victory last night in the 200-meter butterfly,Phelps tied the record of 12 individual titles first accomplished by an ancient Olympics Games running champion 2,168 years ago.

Crazy, but true.

The most decorated Olympian of all-time is forcing those that didn't pay attention in history class (yeah, I'll admit it) to learn about a deified man from Rhodes.

According to Olympic historian Bill Mallon, Leonidas finished first in the stadion, diaulos and hoplite race at four straight Ancient Olympic Games from 164 BC to 152 BC.

Phelps has 21 total gold medals in his illustrious Olympic career.

Phelps will have two chances to make ancient history extinct in the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday and 100-meter butterfly on Friday.