Event: Anaxandros from Sparta (Lakonia)

Event ID 5340
Person Anaxandros son of ___ from Sparta in Lakonia
Festival Olympia in Elis (Elis)
Discipline chariot: tethrippon
Age Category
Date -450 - -400
Achievement V
Comment: The statue of Anaxanders represents him in praying modus. The epigram tesitifies an Olympic victory of his grandfather in pentathlon. Moretti 1957, no. 327 wishes to identify this victor with Akmatidas of Sparta (entry no. 19). His victory is dated to ca. 500-480 BC. Hence, a date for Anaxandros may reasonably have taken place in the second half of the 5th century BC. Assuming that is, that Akmatidas was indeed the grandfather of Anaxandros. Moretti suggests the 88th Olympiad (= 428 BC) for Anaxandros' victory.