Event: Protolaos son of Dialkes from Mantinea (Arkadia)

Event ID 5262
Person Protolaos son of Dialkes from Mantinea in Arkadia
Festival Olympia in Elis (Elis)
Discipline combat sports: pugme
Age Category paides
Date -500 - -450
Achievement V
Comment: The statue of Protolaos was made by Pythagoras of Rhegium. This sculptor was active at least after 480 BC, according to Moretti (1957, no. 256). Hence, the estimated date of Protolaos' Olympic victory. As several of the victors in boys' boxing contests are attributed by Moretti to other Olympiads between 480 and 448 BC, he suggests either the 79th or 80th Olympiad (= 464 and 460 BC). He favours the former.