Person: Astyanax from Miletos (Ionia)

Record ID:531
Name:Astyanax
Place of Origin: Miletos (Ionia)
Date Range:-330 to -310
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -330 to -310 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -330 to -310 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -330 to -310 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -330 to -310 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -330 to -310 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -330 to -310 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( -330 to -310 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration - ___
List of Agonistic Titles:
akonitos
List of References:
Ath. 10.4.27-28
Eratosth. FGrH 241 F8
P.Oxy 409
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), nos. 470, 474, 479
Farrington (2012), no. 2.1
LGPN V5b-16637
Strasser (2001), no. 90
Comment: Although Eratosthenes FGrH 241 fr. 8J writes that Astyanax won the periodos six times (Ἀ[ϲτ]υάναξ ὁ Μιλήϲιοϲ ϛ τὴν περίοδον ἀκονιτεί), Moretti (1957, no. 479) argues that this is impossible, as such a successful career length is highly implausible, because the dates of the presumed victories are in contradiction with other known victories at the periodos, and because the athlete is probably known from another source (Athenaeus) in which it is said he won the periodos three times. Moretti discusses several possible interpretations and concludes that it is most likely that Astyanax was the sixth person to win the periodos ἀκονιτί (litt. 'without dust', i.e. 'effortless' acc. to LSJ) - CT