Person: Philon from Korkyra (Korfu)

Record ID: 2158
Name: Philon
Place of Origin: Korkyra (Korfu)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -525 to -475 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of References:
Paus. 6.14.13
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 155
Comment: The date of Philon's victory in the boys' stadion-race is uncertain, but the statues among which Philon's is mentioned by Pausanias, are generally dated to the late 6th/early 5th c BC. Moretti suggests the 69th Olympiad (= 504 BC). Some scholars have suggested to identify this Philon with Philon, son of Glaukos, from Korkyra, twice victor in pugme at the Olympic games (see Moretti 1957, no. 161, 168; Paus. 6.9.9). But why does Pausanias not connect the two? And why is the victory in boys' stadion-race not mentioned together with the pugme-victories in the epigram mentioned by Pausanias? Following Moretti, the identification is not certain.