Person: ([pentathlete, runner, pankratiast]) from Kos (Kos)

Person ID: 61
Alternative Name: [pentathlete, runner, pankratiast]
Place of Origin: Kos (Kos)
Date Range: -100 to 50
List of Festivals:
Agrippeia in Kos (Kos)
Aktia ta Megala Kaisarea in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Apollonia in Myndos (Caria)
Asklepieia ta Megala in Kos (Kos)
Dionysia in Teos (Ionia)
Doreia in Knidos (Caria)
Herakleia in Iasos (Caria)
Kaisareia in Limyra (Lycia)
Kaisareia in Halikarnassos (Caria)
Kaisareia in Sardis (Lydia)
Kaisareia in Patrai (Achaia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Panathenaia in Athens (Attica)
Rhomaia Sebasta in Pergamon (Mysia)
List of Events:
Kaisareia in Halikarnassos (Caria) on ( -100 to 50 )
Agrippeia in Kos (Kos) on ( -100 to 50 )
Kaisareia in Patrai (Achaia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Panathenaia in Athens (Attica) on ( -100 to 50 )
Kaisareia in Sardis (Lydia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Dionysia in Teos (Ionia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Herakleia in Iasos (Caria) on ( -100 to 50 )
Kaisareia in Halikarnassos (Caria) on ( -100 to 50 )
Doreia in Knidos (Caria) on ( -100 to 50 )
Apollonia in Myndos (Caria) on ( -100 to 50 )
Agrippeia in Kos (Kos) on ( -100 to 50 )
Kaisareia in Limyra (Lycia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Kaisareia in Limyra (Lycia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Asklepieia ta Megala in Kos (Kos) on ( -100 to 50 )
Rhomaia Sebasta in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( -100 to 50 )
Aktia ta Megala Kaisarea in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( -100 to 50 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -100 to 50 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
pentathlon: pentathlon
running: stadion
List of References:
Hauvette-Besnault, Dubois, BCH 5 (1881), no. 20
IG XII 4, 938
IGR IV 1064 = IAG 60
Iscr. Cos EV 218 = PH 104 = Syll.(3), 1065
List of Prosopographies:
Gouw (2009), no. 3
Moretti (1953), no. 60
Sarikakis (1965), no. 43
Kostouros (2008), no. 258
Strasser (2021), no. 7
Höghammar (1993), no. 14
Comment: Iscr. Cos. EV 218: - the inscription does not state that the man came from Kos (first line(s) of the inscription are lost), but this becomes clear from the fact that the inscription was erected in Kos, because it states that he won the Aktia (in Nikopolis) as the first of the people from Kos, and because some of the festivals for which the place name is not given (i.e. Asklepieia) are attested in Kos. - according to Gouw, the athlete has won 17+ times, but as all victories come after the word [ni]kesanta (which is not repeated afterwards), I do not think that any more ('+') victories were inscribed there. - NB: the inscription is written on to faces of a stone: with one exception, all victories on face A have Ἰσθμικούς/Πυθικούς added; this is not found on face B. Based on his last commemorated victories (Nikopolis and Argos), he possessed talent and was on the verge of a breakthrough. He started his career at a young age (12-14) in local and regional games where he won a pankration and a stadion, while his other victories are mainly pentathlon. Gouw describes his career as slow but steadily flourishing. He was the first athelete from Kos to participate in the Capitolia (πρᾶτον Κωΐων). Gouw names specific ages categories such as paides pythikoi and paides isthmikoi. In total, 17+ victories: Pergamon, Kos (2), Lymira (2), Myndos, Knidos, Halicarnassus (2), Iasos, Teos, Sardis, Athens, Patras, Nikopolis, Argos.