Person: Asamon son of Hipparchos from Elis (Elis)

Record ID: 3667
Name: Asamon
Father's Name: Hipparchos
Place of Origin: Elis (Elis)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -300 to -200 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Catling 1982-3, Arch Reports 29, 30
Paus. 6.16.5
SEG 62.270 = SEG 53.431 = SEG. 37.361 = SEG 33.329
Siewert & Taeuber (2013), no. 26
Touchais, 1983, BCH 107, 767-768
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 452
Moretti (1987), MGR 12, 70, no. 452
Comment: The statue of Asamon was made by Pyrilampes of Messene (see entry nos. 343, 346). Moretti 1957, no. 452 initially dated the period of activity of this sculptor in the mid-4th century BC and suggested the victory took place at the 110th Olympiad (= 340 BC). However, recently, the date has been changed to the second half of the 3rd century BC (Siewert & Taeuber 2013, no. 26). A more cautious dating to the 3rd century BC seems reasonable.