Person: Publius Aelius Aristomachos from Magnesia on the Meander (Ionia)

Record ID: 370
Name: Publius Aelius Aristomachos
Place of Origin: Magnesia on the Meander (Ionia)
Date Range: 117 to 121
List of Festivals:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Capitolia in Rome (Italy)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Koinon Asias in Smyrna (Ionia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Ourania in Sparta (Lakonia)
Panathenaia in Athens (Attica)
Sebasta in Neapolis (Italy)
List of Events:
Isthmia inCorinth (Corinthia) on ( ? to ? )
Isthmia inCorinth (Corinthia) on ( ? to ? )
Koinon Asias inSmyrna (Ionia) on ( ? to ? )
Ourania inSparta (Lakonia) on ( ? to ? )
Nemea inArgos (Argeia) on ( ? to ? )
Panathenaia inAthens (Attica) on ( 119 to 119 )
Aktia inNikopolis (Epeiros) on ( 118 to 118 )
Sebasta inNeapolis (Italy) on ( 118 to 118 )
Capitolia inRome (Italy) on ( 118 to 118 )
Olympia inOlympia (Elis) on ( 117 to 117 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration - paides
combat sports: pankration - ageneioi
List of Agonistic Titles:
aleiptos
periodonikes
List of References:
I.Magnesia 180 = SEG 14.737 = IAG 71a
I.Magnesia 181 = SEG 14.737 = IAG 71b
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.162
Moretti (1957), no. 838
Cartledge & Spawforth (1989), B.6
Moretti (1953), no. 71
Moretti (1957), no. 838
Strasser (2001), no. 185
Sarikakis (1965), no. 2
Fauconnier (2018)
Comment: Two sources, I.Magnesia 180 and 181, describe Aristomachos' career; the second confirms he was a native of Magnesia ad Maeandrum. The first attests to the title 'periodonikes' and his function 'xystarches', presumably of Cyzicus (ll. 20); the second calls him 'aleiptos', though not in a very title-like way. The dating is based on Farrington (2012), 144 note 467, which reproduces two possible career reconstructions from the two inscriptions as given in IAG 204 - Moretti assumes a chronological order for Aristomachos' victories, which is reasonable since I.Magnesia 180 gives some indication of dating (Olympiads a.o.) and I.Magnesia 181 extensively uses adverbs and particles to describe the order in which his victories appear. The dating of Aristomachos' Actian and Nemaean victories are somewhat unclear, but generally his victories fall between the short time limit given. - PK