Person: Antenor son of Xenares from Miletos (Ionia)

Person ID: 533
Name: Antenor
Father's Name: Xenares
Place of Origin: Miletos (Ionia)
Date Range: -320 to -295
Honorary Citizen of:
Athens (Attica)
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Lykaia in (Arkadia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -320 to -295 )
Lykaia in (Arkadia) on ( -320 to -295 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -308 to -308 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -320 to -295 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -320 to -295 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. Il. 249-250 (ed. Christesen) = Afric. Chron. F65 ll. 219-220 (ed. Wallfraff)
IG V.2, 549
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 2.3
Moretti (1957), no. 488
LGPN V5b-14896
Strasser (2001), no. 92
Klee (1918), no. 239
Klee (1918), no. 240
Kostouros (2008), no. 15
Comment: Most of Antenor's victories are known from Eusebius' victor list, where it says Ἀντήνωρ Ἀθηναῖος ἢ Μιλήσιος παγκράτιον ἀκόντιον (= ἀκονιτί), περιοδονίκης, ἄληπτος (= ἄλειπτος) ἐν ταῖς τρισὶν ἡλικίαις. Moretti interpreted that Antenor was not 'periodonikes' in all three age categories; only ἄλειπτος in all three age categories. We follow Moretti here. The athlete is furthermore mentioned in an honorary inscription from Attica (IG II(2) 472, ll. 12-13) and one from Miletus (I.Milet I(3).138, l. 44); as a stephanophoros in l. 38 in Milet I.3, 123; and in three inscriptions from Didyma (see LGPN). Antenor, from ‘Athens or Miletus’, was victorious ἀκονιτί in the men’s pankration at Olympia in 308 BC and was also a periodonikes. The notice in Eusebius also says that he was ἄλειπτος in all three age categories. Since Antenor was uncontestedly victorious in all three age-groups and since there were no competitions for ἀγένειοι at either the Olympia or the Pythia, this must mean that he won at least one victory in the ἀγένειοι age-group at either the Isthmia or the Nemea. In addition, he was considered a paradigm of strength, both purely physical and sexual. -EK