Person: Chilon / Cheilon son of Chilon / Cheilon from Patrai (Achaia)

Record ID:493
Name:Chilon / Cheilon
Father's Name:Chilon / Cheilon
Place of Origin: Patrai (Achaia)
Date Range:-340 to -322
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -340 to -322 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -340 to -322 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -328 to -328 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -332 to -332 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale - andres
List of References:
Paus. 6.4.6 = Ebert (1972), no. 50
Paus. 7.6.5
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.63
Moretti (1957), no. 461
Moretti (1957), no. 465
Strasser (2001), no. 83
Comment: Paus. 6.4.6 tells us that Chilon won men's wrestling twice at Olympia, once at Delphi, four times at the Isthmos and three times in the Nemean games, while also giving us an epigram from an Olympic inscription pertaining to Chilon. Farrington's dating is inconsistent, but I follow Farrington (2012), p. 120-1 note 284 where he bases he dating off of the clues Pausanias gives and by reference to Moretti's dating of Chilon's Olympic victory to 332 and 328 B.C. Farrington mentions that Ebert (1979), 158 takes the epigram in Pausanias to mean that Chilon won two times in the Pythia, which was however not Pausanias' own interpretation, which is followed here. - PK Moretti (1957), no. 461, 465 gives the name as Cheilon instead of Chilon. [DvdL]