Person: Aristeas from Stratonikeia (Caria)

Record ID: 377
Name: Aristeas
Place of Origin: Stratonikeia (Caria)
Date Range: 0 to 25
List of Festivals:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Koinon Asias kai ton Eukratous
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Olympia? in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( ? to 25 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( ? to 25 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( ? to 25 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( ? to 25 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( ? to 25 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( ? to 25 )
___ on ( ? to 25 )
Koinon Asias kai ton Eukratous in ___ on ( ? to 25 )
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( ? to 25 )
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( ? to 25 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( ? to 25 )
Olympia? in Olympia (Elis) on ( ? to 25 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 13 to 13 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 13 to 13 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
combat sports: pale
combat sports: pale
combat sports: pale?
combat sports: pankration
combat sports: pankration
combat sports: pankration
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. ll. 382-383 (ed. Christesen) = Afric. Chron. F65 ll. 321-322 (ed. Wallraff)
I.Stratonikeia 1042 = CIG 2723
Paus. 5.21.9-10
List of Prosopographies:
Gouw (2009), no. 26
Brunet (1998), pp. 36-38
Weir (2004), p. 126
Strasser (2001), no. 153
Sarikakis (1965), no. 44
Knab (1934), no. 38
Moretti (1957), no. 747
Moretti (1957), no. 748
LGPN V5b-15768
Farrington (2012), no. 1.144
Comment: Sarikakis interprets the name differently: he sees 'Aristeas' as the father's name. The athlete in Pausanias and Eusebius is clearly the same man. Brunet interprets the victories enlisted in I.Strat. 1042 (= CIG 2723) as belonging to Aristeas, rather than to his son, as were Moretti's conclusions (1957, no. 780) after consulting 'the less than perfect version given in CIG'. I follow Brunet (and consequently Gouw) here in attributing the victories to Aristeas himself. Notes by PK: Uncertain Isthmionikes because the Isthmian victory is reconstructed, cf. Farrington (2012), 139 note 433: the inscription, CIG 2723, claimed the athlete completed the periodos; for the dating, cf. Farrington (2012), 139 note 431: references to the koinon of Asia and lack of reference to the Capitolia are primary reasons for the dating; the origin of the athlete is uncertain, cf. Farrington (2012), 139 note 432: the text defines him as 'Korazeus', implying Koraza - Farrington knows a Koranza, LGPN gives Korazeis. According to SEG, Koraza was a deme of Strotonikeia. Also Moretti refers to Aristeas as coming from Stratonikeia. Therefore we assume Aristeas came from Stratonikeia. The inscription gives various victories. For the Moretti nos., cf. Paus. 5.21.10; Farrington (2012), 139 note 431 does not think this passage is about the same Aristeas. - PK The inscription from Stratonikeia is very fragmentary. I. Strat: Aristeas won the periodos in pale and pankration for men as the first of the people from Asia. He also was the first of the oikoumene to win the periodos in the periodos (i.e. in four years) (ll. 9-13: - [— Ὀλύμπια] Πύθια Νέμεα / [Ἴσθμια πρώτου τῶν ἀπὸ] / τῆς Ἀσίας ἀν/[δρῶν πάλην πα]νκράτιον, <π>ρώτο[υ] / [τῶν ἀπὸ τῆς οἰκου]μένης στεφανω̣/[θέντος τὴν περίοδ]ον ἐν περιόδῳ).