Person: Thersias

Person ID: 2167
Name: Thersias
Place of Origin: (Thessaly)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -500 to -500 )
List of Disciplines:
chariot: apene
List of References:
Paus. 5.9.1
Polemon fr. 21 Mue (=Schol. Pind. Ol., p. 139 Dr.)
Schol. Pind. Ol., pp. 140, 144, 152 Dr.
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 165
Comment: Introduction of the race for mule-carts at the Olympic games. Thersias was the first victor. The race for mule-cars was cancelled again at the 84th Olympiad (= 444 BC). Accrding to the Pindar scholia, however, this discipline was abandoned at the 85th Olympiad (=440 BC). Polemon states that this race was organised only 13 times.