Person: Gaius Perelius Aurelius Alexandros from Thyateira (Lydia)

Person ID: 612
Name: Gaius Perelius Aurelius Alexandros
Place of Origin: Thyateira (Lydia)
Date Range: 210 to 230
List of Festivals:
Augousteia Pythaia in Nikaia? (Bithynia)
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Megala Asklepeia in Pergamon? (Aeolis)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Augousteia Pythaia in Nikaia? (Bithynia) on ( 210 to 230 )
Megala Asklepeia in Pergamon? (Aeolis) on ( 210 to 230 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 210 to 230 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 210 to 230 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 210 to 230 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 210 to 230 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
archiereus xystou
List of References:
IGRR IV 1251 = TAM 1018
TAM V.2, 1017
TAM V.2, 1018
TAM V.2, 1019
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 2.63
Moretti (1957), no. 908
Fauconnier (2018)
Strasser (2001), no. 236
Comment: According to Farrington (2012), this athlete was probably active somewhere between c. 210-230. In TAM V.2, 1018 the athlete is mentioned as ‘ton periodon’, which could be a shortened form of periodonikes. The specific festivals are not mentioned, therefore we assume that Alexandros was victorious in the four traditional panhellenic festivals. TAM V.2, 1017 mentions Alexandros as a pankratiast. According to this inscription he would also have been victorious in the Megala Asklepeia. Farrington suggests that this might be the festival in Pergamon. Inscription TAM V.2, 1019 records that Alexandros was victorious at the Augousteia Pytheia. Farrington suggests that this might have been the festival in Nikaia. - YP