Person: Psaumis/Samios son of Akron from Kamarina (Sicily)

Record ID: 3257
Name: Psaumis/Samios
Father's Name: Akron
Place of Origin: Kamarina (Sicily)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -452 to -452 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -456 to -456 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -456 to -456 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -456 to -456 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: apene
equestrian: keles
equestrian: tethrippon
List of References:
P. Oxy 222
Pi. O. 4-5
Schol. Pi. O., p. 144 Dr.
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), nos. 280, 292
Comment: The scholia mentions the victory took place either at the 80th or 81st Olympiad (= 460 or 456 BC). Moretti 1957, no. 280 regards the second more likely. Lines 5-7 of Pindar's 5th Olympic ode seem to suggest that Psaumis also participated in the contests of keles and tethrippon. Psaumis also won another Olympic victory in tethrippon at the 82nd Olympiad =452 BC). In P. OXy 222, his name is given as Samios. But according to Moretti 1957, no. 292, this is merely a different form of the name Psaumis.