Person: Nikokles son of Nikatas from Akriai (Lakonia)

Record ID:939
Name:Nikokles
Father's Name:Nikatas
Place of Origin: Akriai (Lakonia)
Date Range:-100 to -50
List of Festivals:
Amphiaraia in Oropos (Attica)
Eleutheria in Larisa (Thessaly)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Eleutheria in Larisa (Thessaly) on ( -100 to -75 )
Eleutheria in Larisa (Thessaly) on ( -80 to -70 )
Amphiaraia in Oropos (Attica) on ( -100 to -50 )
Amphiaraia in Oropos (Attica) on ( -100 to -50 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -100 to -50 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -100 to -50 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -100 to -50 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -100 to -50 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -100 to -50 )
List of Disciplines:
running: ___ - ___
running: ___ - andres
running: hoplites - ___
running: diaulos - andres
running: diaulos - ___
running: stadion - andres
running: dolichos - ___
List of Agonistic Titles:
Triastes
List of References:
Arvanitopoullos (1911), no. 27 ll. 4-5
IG IX.2, 529 = SEG 60.592
IG V.1, 1108
IG VII, 415 + 417 = I. Oropos 525
Paus. 3.22.5
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 655-657, 660-661
Comment: Pausanias (3.22.5) mentions five Olympic victories of Nikokles at two Olympic games in the discipline of 'running'. Moretti (1957, no. 655-657) suggests that these victories were won at the 170th and 171st Olympiads (= 100 and 96 BC). Yet, the victory at the Eleutheria at Larisa is now dated to ca. 80-70 BC (SEG 60.592) and the victories at the Amphiaraia at Oropos may equally date to ca. 80-50 BC (IG VII, 415 +417; I.Oropos 525). In SEG 60.592 the date for one of Nikokles' victories at the Olympic games is given as 76 BC (SEG 60.952) rather than 100 or 96 BC. Seen the dating of the other victories, the Olympic victories may well date to a period closer to the 80s and 70s BC than the dates suggested by Moretti. [DvdL]