Person: Epharmostos from Opous (Aetolia)

Record ID:454
Name:Epharmostos
Place of Origin: Opous (Aetolia)
Date Range:-484 to -468
List of Festivals:
___ in Athens (Attica)
___ in Argos (Argeia)
___ in Marathon (Attica)
___ in Pellene (Achaia)
___ in Eleusis (Attica)
Helloteia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Iolaia? in Thebes (Boiotia)
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Lykaia in (Arkadia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
___ in Eleusis (Attica) on ( -484 to -468 )
Iolaia? in Thebes (Boiotia) on ( -484 to -468 )
___ in Pellene (Achaia) on ( -484 to -468 )
Lykaia in (Arkadia) on ( -484 to -468 )
___ in Marathon (Attica) on ( -484 to -468 )
___ in Argos (Argeia) on ( -484 to -468 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( -484 to -468 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -484 to -468 )
Helloteia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -484 to -468 )
Helloteia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -484 to -468 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -484 to -468 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( ? to ? )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( ? to ? )
List of Disciplines:
___: ___ - paides
___: ___ - andres
combat sports: pale - ___
combat sports: pale - ageneioi
List of References:
P.Oxy. II 222
Pi. O. 9
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.35
Moretti (1957), no. 239
LGPN V3b-1192
Strasser (2001), no. 47
Comment: Epharmostos is the subject of Pindar's 9th Isthmian Ode, and incidentally his Olympic victory is dated to 468 B.C. by P.Oxy II 222 col. 1 line 37 to 468 B.C., discipline: pale. This is for Farrington (2012), no. 1.35 and p. 112 note 242 central in his dating, which I have followed. The ode mentions several victories, but some very implicit. An Olympic victory is alluded to in ll. 1-10; a Pythian one in ll. 11-2, 16-8 (about which Farrington says that the scholiast dates this victory to 466 B.C., i.e. after the Olympic victory, which might mean there were more than one Pythian victory); an Isthmian victory in ll. 83-5. In ll. 86-100 more victories are mentioned, it is a matter of interpretation what is meant: 'two other victories at the gates of Corinth' (two more Isthmian victories, or, as Farrington asserts and we follow, the Helloteia?); 'others also at Nemea ...; ... at Argos he won' (two separate victories?); 'as a pais in Athens'; 'as an ageneios at Marathon'; 'among the Parrhasian host at the festival of Lycaean Zeus'; 'at Pellana'; 'witness to his successes are Iolaus' tomb and Eleusis by the sea'. Generally discipline and age category are left implicit. - PK