Person: Lampos from Philippi (Thrace)

Record ID:1104
Name:Lampos
Place of Origin: Philippi (Thrace)
Date Range:-356 to -294
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -356 to -294 )
List of Disciplines:
chariot: ___ - ___
List of References:
Paus. 6.4.10
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 498
Comment: Philippi was founded in 356 BC giving us terminus post quem. For the terminus ante quem, Moretti (1957), no. 498 gives two indications: 1) the statue of Lampos with his chariot is placed amongst statues dating to the 5th and 4th century BC; 2) Pausanias tells us that Philippi was νεωτάτη among the cities of Macedonia. This would mean that the date of the statue must have preceded the foundation of Demetrias in Macedonia, founded during the reign of Demetrios Poliorketes (probably 294 BC). [DvdL]