Person: Phanas from Messene (Messenia)

Record ID: 1700
Name: Phanas
Place of Origin: Messene (Messenia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -716 to -684 )
List of Disciplines:
running: dolichos
List of References:
Paus. 4.17.9
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 31
Comment: Dolichos was introduced in 720 when Akanthos won the Olympic victory (See ID). Pausanias records the death of Phanas in the third year of the second Messenian war (= 683/682 BC). Hence, the dating. Moretti 1957, no. 31 suggests the victory to have taken place at the 24th Olympiad (= 684 BC)