Person: Ikkos son of Nikolaidas from Tarentum (Italy)

Record ID: 3398
Name: Ikkos
Father's Name: Nikolaidas
Place of Origin: Tarentum (Italy)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -475 to -425 )
List of Disciplines:
___: pentathlon
List of References:
Ael. NA. 6.1
Ael. VH 11.3
Eustath. Il., p.610
Luc. Hist. Conscr. 35
Paus. 6.10.5
Plato Leg. VIII, 839c
Prot. P. 316d
SEG 37.816
St. Byz. s.v. Taras
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 307
Comment: Ikkos is mostly famous as a physician and best athletic trainer in his time. Stephanos of Byzantium allocates his victory to the 77th Olympiad (=472 BC), but P.Oxy 222 mentions a name ending in 'amos' and from Miletos (Moretti 1957, no. 225). The date may be wrong therefore and remains uncertain. Hence, the dating range around the mid-5th century BC. Moretti 1957, no. 307 suggests the 84th Olympiad (= 444 BC).