Person: Terpsias from Corinth? (Corinthia)

Record ID:438
Name:Terpsias
Place of Origin: Corinth? (Corinthia)
Date Range:-520 to -500
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
List of Events:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -520 to -500 )
List of References:
Pi. O. 13.40-42
List of Prosopographies:
LGPN V3a-24306
Farrington (2012), no. 1.19
Comment: Mentioned in Pindar's 13th Olympian Ode, line 42, a family member, perhaps a great-uncle, of the Ode's subject, Xenophon; it is assumed that Terpsias was from Corinth as his relative Xenophos. I follow Farrington (2012), no. 1.19 and p. 105 note 217 for the dating: he follows the scholiast for the family relations between the athletes mentioned in Pindar and thus estimates Terpsias was active ca. two generations before Xenophon, who won the Olympics in 464 B.C. It is not mentioned how often or in what discipline Terpsias won. - PK