Person: Anaxandros from Sparta (Lakonia)

Record ID: 3411
Name: Anaxandros
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -450 to -400 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: tethrippon
List of References:
Paus. 6.1.7
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 327
Comment: The statue of Anaxanders represents him in praying modus. The epigram tesitifies an Olympic victory of his grandfather in pentathlon. Moretti 1957, no. 327 wishes to identify this victor with Akmatidas of Sparta (entry no. 19). His victory is dated to ca. 500-480 BC. Hence, a date for Anaxandros may reasonably have taken place in the second half of the 5th century BC. Assuming that is, that Akmatidas was indeed the grandfather of Anaxandros. Moretti suggests the 88th Olympiad (= 428 BC) for Anaxandros' victory.