Person: Straton or Stratonikos son of Korrhagos from Alexandria (Egypt)

Record ID: 624
Name: Straton or Stratonikos
Father's Name: Korrhagos
Place of Origin: Alexandria (Egypt)
Date Range: -68 to -60
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Nemea (Kleonaia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Olympia inOlympia (Elis) on ( -64 to -64 )
Pythia inDelphi (Phokis) on ( -62 to -62 )
Isthmia inIsthmia (Corinthia) on ( -60 to -60 )
Nemea inNemea (Kleonaia) on ( -63 to -63 )
Nemea inNemea (Kleonaia) on ( -63 to -63 )
Nemea inNemea (Kleonaia) on ( -63 to -63 )
Nemea inNemea (Kleonaia) on ( -63 to -63 )
Olympia inOlympia (Elis) on ( -68 to -68 )
Olympia inOlympia (Elis) on ( -68 to -68 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: ___ - paides
equestrian: ___ - ageneioi
combat sports: pale - andres
combat sports: pankration - andres
List of References:
Ael. VH 4.15
Euseb. Chron. ll. 348-351 (ed. Christesen) = Afric. Chron. F65 ll. 295-297 (ed.Wallraff)
Paus. 5.21.9-10
Paus. 7.23.5
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.103
Moretti (1957), nos. 700-701, 703
Strasser (2001), no. 142
Comment: The athlete's name is handed down in the sources both as Stratonikos (Eusebius, Africanus) and as Straton (Pausanias, Aelian). Aelian relates an interesting story about him: Straton came from a wealthy family, but as a result of refusing to exercise he fell ill. In order to treat it, he needed to work out. When doing so, he became exceedingly good, and therefore went on to compete at the games. (Ael., VH 4.15) - CT