Person: Gaius Aelius Themison son of Theodotos from Miletos (Ionia)

Record ID:366
Name:Gaius Aelius Themison
Father's Name:Theodotos
Place of Origin: Miletos (Ionia)
Date Range:90 to 250
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
koinon Asias
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
List of Events:
koinon Asias on ( 90 to 250 )
koinon Asias on ( 90 to 250 )
koinon Asias on ( 90 to 250 )
koinon Asias on ( 90 to 250 )
koinon Asias on ( 90 to 250 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( 90 to 250 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 90 to 250 )
List of Disciplines:
musical: ___ - ___
List of Agonistic Titles:
monos kai protos
List of References:
Broneer (1953), pp. 192-193 and plate 59f
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.158
Comment: It is said that Themison won 89 other contests, making for a 94 (!) total according to Broneer's reading of the text; I have not made entries for the unnamed festivals. The text does state that he was the only one and first to do so (ll. 7-8). Lines 7-10 state that he 'used themes from the works of Euripides, Sophocles and Timotheos as a basis for lyric poetry set to music', cf. Farrington (2012), 143 note 459 and Broneer (1953), 193; the verb used is 'melopoiein'. The exact discipline in which Themison participated is not specified, but it was something musical. - PK, CT