Person: Pataikos from Dyme (Achaia)

Record ID: 2171
Name: Pataikos
Place of Origin: Dyme (Achaia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -496 to -496 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: kalpes dromos
List of References:
Paus. 5.9.1
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 171
Comment: Introduction of trotting-race at the Olympic games. Pataikos was the first victor. He is also the only victor we know of in this discipline. This race was cancelled at the 84th Olympiad (= 444 BC), according to Pausanias.