Person: Akanthos from Sparta (Lakonia)

Record ID: 1626
Name: Akanthos
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -720 to -720 )
List of Disciplines:
running: dolichos
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. Ll. 71-72 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 l. 63 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 5.8.6
Philostratos Gym. 12
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 17
Comment: Introduction of dolichos at the Olympic games For the idea that Akanthos was the first to run naked, see Orrhippos (Moretti (1957) no. 16, in this database) for references.