Person: Hipposthenes from Sparta (Lakonia)

Record ID: 1742
Name: Hipposthenes
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -608 to -608 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -612 to -612 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -616 to -616 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -620 to -620 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -624 to -624 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -632 to -632 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. Ll. 119-121 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 ll. 104-105 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 5.8.9; Paus. 3.13.9
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), nos. 61, 66, 68, 70, 73, 75
Comment: Introduction of pale for paides at the Olympic games (37th Olympiad = 632 BC). Hipposthenes was the first victor. From the 39th Olympiad, he won pale for andres at 5 successive Olympic games (Eusebius; Iulius Africanus; Pausanias). His son, Hetoemokles, won five Olympic victories in pale (see ID Hetoimokles) (Paus. 3.13.9; Eusebius; Iulius Africanus).