Person: Damarchos son of Dinytas from Parrasia (Arkadia)

Record ID: 3435
Name: Damarchos
Father's Name: Dinytas
Place of Origin: Parrasia (Arkadia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -450 to -375 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Paus. 6.8.2
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 359
Comment: Moretti 1957, no. 359 dates Damarchos' victory around the 5th/early 4th century BC, because most statues described by Pausanias in the vicinity of his statue date to this period. Moretti suggests the 95th Olympiad (= 400 BC). Pausanias records the story that Damarchos had turned himself into a wolf at a sacrifice to Lycian Zeus. Nine years later he was back human again.