Person: Onomastos from Smyrna (Ionia)

Record ID: 1668
Name: Onomastos
Place of Origin: Smyrna (Ionia)
Honorary Citizen of:
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -688 to -688 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. Ll. 83-84 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 ll. 74-75 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 5.8.7
Philostratos Gym. 12
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 29
Comment: Introduction of pugme at Olympic games; Onomastos was the first victor. Eusebius and Iulius Africanus as well as Philostratos state that Onomastos has created the rules of the game for pugme. However, IvO 174 suggests this was done by a certain Polydeukes (the god?). For discussion, see IAG, pp.86-87