Person: Heras from Laodikeia on the Lykos (Phrygia)

Person ID: 295
Name: Heras
Place of Origin: Laodikeia on the Lykos (Phrygia)
Date Range: 35 to 55
List of Festivals:
___ in Argos (Argeia)
___ in Pergamon (Mysia)
___ in Smyrna (Ionia)
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 35 to 55 )
___ in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( 35 to 55 )
___ in Argos (Argeia) on ( 35 to 55 )
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( 35 to 55 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 35 to 55 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( ? to ? )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 35 to 55 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
AP 16.52
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.140
Moretti (1957), no. 760
Strasser (2001), no. 159
Knab (1934), no. 36
Sarikakis (1965), no. 23
Comment: Dating based upon Farrington (2012), 138 note 422, from the assumption that Heras was a contemporary of the poet of Anth. Gr. 16.52, viz. Philippos of Thessalonike. Whether Heras was actually an Isthmian victor, is tentative: the poem gives a victory at Corinth grouped in one line with games of the periodos, from which it is assumed the poet means the Isthmian games, rather than another local competition. This goes for all contests: only the contest place is given. Age group is not given; it is said he is a 'pammachos', which Farrington interprets as a pankratiatist. The poet suggests that Heras' other victories are as numerous as the sands of Libya. - PK