Person: Nikokles son of Aristokles from Taras? (Italy)

Record ID:517
Name:Nikokles
Father's Name:Aristokles
Place of Origin: Taras? (Italy)
Date Range:-300 to -270
List of Festivals:
Asklepieia
Basileia in (Macedonia)
Basileia in Alexandria?
Basileia
Hekatomboia in Argos (Argeia)
Helieia
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Lenaia in Athens (Attica)
Panathenaia ta megala in Athens (Attica)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
___ on ( -300 to -270 )
Basileia on ( -300 to -270 )
Asklepieia on ( -300 to -270 )
Helieia on ( -300 to -270 )
Basileia in Alexandria? on ( -300 to -270 )
Basileia in (Macedonia) on ( -300 to -270 )
Hekatomboia in Argos (Argeia) on ( -300 to -270 )
Lenaia in Athens (Attica) on ( -300 to -270 )
Panathenaia ta megala in Athens (Attica) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -300 to -270 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -300 to -270 )
List of Disciplines:
musical: dithyrambos - ___
musical: ___ - ___
List of References:
IG II(2), 3779
Paus. 1.37.2
List of Prosopographies:
LGPN V3a-29148
Farrington (2012), no. 1.82
Strasser (2001), no. 105
Comment: It is not without question that Paus. 1.37.2 and IG II(2), 3779 refer to the same Nikokles; Farrington (2012), p. 126 note 320 suggest they might, which is the basis for the origin of the victor in the inscription, viz. Taras (Tarentum). Pausanias also mentions Nikokles was a succesful kitharodos, whereas the inscription only gives the discipline for one victory, viz. the victory in the Lenaia, in the dithyramb - perhaps the statue elucidated this issue, but it is no longer extant. Cf. the aforementioned note of Farrington also for the date range. The inscription gives many and various victories, among which the Isthmian (of which it was said he was 'protos'). - PK