Person: Diognetos

Record ID: 2177
Name: Diognetos
Place of Origin: (Crete)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -525 to -475 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Ptolem. Ap. Phot., p. 151B
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 181
Comment: Diognetos had killed his opponent and the Eleans therefore refused to crown him. He was celebrated as an hero by his fellow citizens. Due to this heroisation of the athlete, most commonly known from the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC, Moretti suggests a date of the victory around this time.