Person: Chairon from Pellene (Achaia)

Record ID:609
Name:Chairon
Place of Origin: Pellene (Achaia)
Date Range:-360 to -340
List of Festivals:
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -360 to -340 )
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -360 to -340 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -360 to -340 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -360 to -340 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -360 to -340 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -360 to -340 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale - ___
List of References:
Paus. 7.27.7
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 5.4
Moretti (1957), nos. 432, 437, 443, 447
Comment: This athlete's story is interesting: according to Pausanias, people from Chairon's hometown are not praising him for his prestigious victories (they won't even say his name), because he had overthrown the city's constitution (πολιτείαν), for which he was made the city's tyrant by Alexander the Great.