Person: Hermesianax son of Goneos from Kolophon (Ionia)

Person ID: 1076
Name: Hermesianax
Father's Name: Goneos
Place of Origin: Kolophon (Ionia)
Date Range: -328 to -292
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -328 to -292 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
List of References:
Paus. 6.17.4
SEG 35.1125 = SEG 57.1122
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 475
Comment: Pausanias (6.17.4) records the victory of Hermesianax and his statue which was set up by the community of Kolophon. An inscription at Klaros confirms this (SEG 35.1125). Pausanias called the father Agoneos, but the inscription tells us his actual name was Goneos. Moretti (1957), no. 475 suggests Hermesianax was victorious at the 115th Olympiad (= 320 BC), but he does not give any reason for it. Based on the inscription, found after Moretti's publication, his victory is now dated between 328 and 292 BC, most likely between 320 and 304 BC (SEG 57.1122). [DvdL]