Person: Praxidamas from Aigina? (Achaia)

Record ID:427
Name:Praxidamas
Place of Origin: Aigina? (Achaia)
Date Range:-555 to -535
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -555 to -535 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -555 to -535 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme - ___
List of References:
Paus. 6.18.7
Pi. N. 6.15-9
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.12
Moretti (1957), no. 112
LGPN V3a-22516
Comment: Praxidamas was Alkidamas' (the subject of Pindar's 6th Nemean ode) grandfather, cf. Pi. N. 6.15-6. Based on the praises of this family in this ode, it is assumed they were all from Aigina, as Alkidamas (cf. also Paus. 6.18.7). Cf. Farrington (2012), no. 1.12 and p. 103 note 207 for dating: Paus. 6.18.7 tells us that Praxidamas of Aigina won in 544 B.C. in Olympia, and given his other victories were both the 'paides' and 'andres' category (I do not know where Farrington gets this from), Farrington assumes the given date range as a reasonable career span. Pindar mentions at least one Olympic victory - the same one as Pausanias? - as well as 5 Isthmian and 3 Nemean victories, without contest place. - PK