Person: Skaios son of Duris from Samos (Samos)

Record ID:1078
Name:Skaios
Father's Name:Duris
Place of Origin: Samos (Samos)
Date Range:-350 to -324
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -350 to -324 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme - paides
List of References:
Paus. 6.13.5
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 471
Comment: Moretti (1957), no. 471 records the victory as one by Duris from Samos, the tyrant and historian himself. But Pausanias' text clearly states that it was Duris' son, Skaios, who won the victory in boys' boxing. Pausanias (6.13.5) mentions that the victory of Skaios was won when the Samians were in exile from their island. This probably refers roughly to the period 350-324 BC (Moretti: 365-322 BC). Moretti suggests Skaios' victory to have taken place at the 114th Olympiad (= 324 BC). [DvdL]