Person: Dioxippos from Athens (Attica)

Record ID: 3671
Name: Dioxippos
Place of Origin: Athens (Attica)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -340 to -325 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
Akoniti
Olympionikes
List of References:
Ael. VH 12.58
Curt. 9.7.16-26
D.L. 6.2.43
D.S. 17.100-101
Plin. NH 35.40
Plu. De Cur. 12
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 458
Comment: In 326/325 BC, Dioxippus travelled with the royal court of Alexander the Great. At that time, he got into a contest with a Macedonian called Korragos. He defeated him and Alexander the Great was not pleased. Through trickery, he was accused of theft. His Olympic victory should at least date to the period before this episode, though probably not too much earlier. Moretti 1957, no. 458 suggests the 111th Olympiad (= 336 BC).