Person: Oibotas son of Oinias from Dyme (Dyme)

Record ID: 1585
Name: Oibotas
Father's Name: Oinias
Place of Origin: Dyme (Dyme)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -756 to -756 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. L. 59 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. L. 51 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 6.3.8
Paus. 7.17.6-7, 13-14
Philist. FrGH 556 F2
Philostratos Gym. 12
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 6
Comment: The statue of Oibotas was only erected some 300 years after his victory, during the 80th Olympiad (= 460 BC) according to Pausanias (6.3.8; 7.17.6-7). The city's name Dyme was later replaced by Paleia. Philostratos refers to a victor from Dyme winning at one of the first thirteen Olympic games. First of the Achaeans to win an Olympic victory, and Oibotas was honoured as a hero (Paus. 7.17.13-14)