Person: Leon son of Antikleidas from Sparta (Lakonia)

Record ID: 3414
Name: Leon
Father's Name: Antikleidas
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -440 to -410 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: tethrippon
List of References:
Eustath. Il., p. 361
Polemon Fr.22 Mu
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 332
Comment: Polemon records the statue and inscription of Leon in Olympia. Eusthatius states that the Olympic victory of Leon took place at the 85th Olympiad (= 440 BC). Others have identified this Leon with another Leon mentioned by Thucydides (3.92; 5.44-45; 6.61), Xenophon (Hell. 2.3.10) and Plutarch (Art. 21) active especially in the years between 426 and 411 BC. The identification is not certain, but Moretti 1957, no. 332 (contra Eusthatius) suggests the victory took place at the 89th Olympiad (= 424 BC). An estimated date during this period is therefore proposed.