Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History by Paul Christesen

By Paul Christesen

This can be the 1st complete exam of Olympic victor lists. The origins, improvement, content material, and constitution of Olympic victor lists are explored and defined, and a couple of vital questions, similar to the resource and reliability of the yr of 776 for the 1st Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists grow to be a in actual fact outlined form of literature that's top understood as a gaggle of heavily comparable texts.

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As the Olympionikai produced after the time of Philochorus are more easily understood when treated as examples of one of these three types (and hence not generic Olympic victor lists), the discussion that follows is based on this tripartite classification. A cautionary note is, however, in order. Each of the three categories of Olympic victor list should be understood as an ideal type that functions as a heuristic device rather than as precise description. Olympionikai were produced in considerable numbers for nearly a millennium.

7. 32 P1: KNP 0521866340c01 CUFX109/Christesen 0 521 86634 0 August 21, 2007 AN INTRODUCTION TO OLYMPIC VICTOR LISTS fashion, attacked Lucullus. And Lucullus won, and 5,000 of Tigranes’ men fell in battle and a larger number was taken prisoner, without taking into account the rest of the general rabble. And Catulus dedicated the Capitoline in Rome, and Metellus, having set out to make war in Crete, having three legions, came to the island, and defeating Lasthenes in battle, he was acknowledged as imperator, and he shut the Cretans within their walls.

Damasias of Amphipolis stadion. 116th. Demosthenes of Laconia stadion. 117th. Parmenides of Mytilene stadion. 118th. Andromenes of Corinth stadion. Antenor of Athens or Miletus, (won) the pankration, uncontested, a periodonikes, unconquered in three age groups. 119th. Andromenes of Corinth stadion. 120th. Pythagoras of Magnesia-on-Maeander stadion. Ceras of Argos (won) the wrestling, he who tore the hooves off a cow. 183rd. Theodoros of Messenia stadion. Julius Caesar was sole ruler of the Romans.

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