Person: Xenon son of Kalliteles from Lepreon (Arkadia)

Record ID: 3652
Name: Xenon
Father's Name: Kalliteles
Place of Origin: Lepreon (Arkadia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -275 to -245 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of References:
Paus. 6.15.1
see for Pyrilampes redating:
Siewert & Taeuber (2013), no. 26
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 426
Comment: The statue of Xenon was made by Pyrilampos of Messene. The period of activity for this sculptor is not exactly known. However, as he is from Messene, Moretti 1957, no. 426 suggests it must be after the liberation of Messene in 371 BC. Xenon himself is from Lepreon (?? ??????? ??? ?? ?? ????????), when it was part of the territory of Triphylia, not Elis (see also entry no. 327). Hence, it must be before 245 BC, when Lepreon became part of Elean territory again. Moretti suggested the 105th Olympiad for Xenon's victory (= 360 BC). However, recently, the statue of Asamon (entry no. 360) has been redated to the period 240-200 BC. Pyrilampes' activity might therefore have a date range before 245 BC, too. A date in the 3rd century BC seems reasonable.