Person: Xenarkes/Xenarches son of Philandrides? from Sparta (Lakonia)

Person ID: 465
Name: Xenarkes/Xenarches
Father's Name: Philandrides?
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
Date Range: -480 to -323
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -479 to -300 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -480 to -323 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -480 to -323 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -480 to -323 )
List of Disciplines:
riding: ___
chariot: tethrippon
List of References:
Paus. 6.2.1-2
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 5.11
Moretti (1957), no. 386
Strasser (2001), no. 250
Moretti (1970), pp. 296-297
Moretti (1992), no. 386
Comment: Although it is clear that an athlete from Sparta won several periodos-festivals, it is unclear whether it was Xenarkes who won them, as the text in Pausanias has already mentioned a Xenarkes, son of Philandrides from Stratus (Acarnania). It is likely that the second appearance of the name is an interpolation. For this reason, Farrington has him categorized as a doubtful Isthmionikes. See Farrington (2012), n. 699. NB: Moretti (1957) recognizes there is a problem but blends the two Xenarkeses into one, but with a question mark, thus naming the Spartan athlete 'Xenarkes, son of Philandridas (?), from Sparta'. The name of the father is uncertain as the text is corrupted.