Person: Linas?

Record ID: 3919
Name: Linas?
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -456 to -456 )
List of Disciplines:
running: hoplite
List of References:
P.Oxy 222
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 277
Comment: There is a problem with the reading of the name. The name is the only attestation in Greek. Several scholars have therefore suggested to read Mnase[as], another Olympic victor in the hoplite-race (see entry no. 145), the father of Kratisthenes (see entry no. 194). Moretti 1957, no. 277 argues against this reading, because if Mnaseas was victor in 456 BC, Kratisthenes could only have won his victory in tethrippon in 432 BC or later. Since the monument of father Mnaseas and son Kratisthenes was made by Pythagoras of Rhegium, this is not possible (according to Moretti, Pythagoras was active in the first half of the 5th century BC).