Person: Lyk(e)inos from Sparta? (Lakonia)

Record ID: 3277
Name: Lyk(e)inos
Place of Origin: Sparta? (Lakonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -448 to -448 )
List of Disciplines:
running: hoplite
List of References:
P.Oxy 222
Paus. 6.2.1-2
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 304
Comment: Only a labda remains of the place of origin. It has been suggested Lyk(e)inos is from Sparta, because a Lykinos of Sparta is known to have won an Olympic victory in the chariot-race. Two statues made by Myron of Athens for this Lykinos were seen by Pausanias (6.2.1-2). They might have been erected for two victories; one hoplite-victory, the other a victory in the chariot-race. The idenfitication is not certain though, so they appear as separate entries (Moretti 1957, no. 324). Lykinos also might have been the father of Charmos (ID 494).