Person: Tryphosa daughter of Hermesianax from Kaisareia Tralleis (Caria)

Person ID: 297
Name: Tryphosa
Father's Name: Hermesianax
Place of Origin: Kaisareia Tralleis (Caria)
Date Range: 30 to 60
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 30 to 60 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 30 to 60 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 41 to 41 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of Agonistic Titles:
prote parthenon
List of References:
F.Delphes III.1, 533
F.Delphes III.1, 534 = IAG 63 = SEG 14.420 = SEG 38.414
Pomtow, Klio 15 (1918), p. 71-77, no. 100-101 = Syll(3) 802 = F.Delphes II, p. 157
SIG 802
List of Prosopographies:
LGPN V5b-12953
Farrington (2012), no. 1.141-142
Moretti (1953), no. 63
Weir (2004), p. 129
Strasser (2001), no. 160
Strasser (2022), no. 21
Stephanis (1988), no. 1061
Bélis (1999), p. 56-57
Jacquemin (1999), no. 468
Strasser (2002), p. 287-296
Aspiotes (2006), 844
Kostouros (2008), no. 72
Comment: Tryphosa was the first of all girls (πρώτη παρθένων) to win the stadion-race at the Pythia (twice) and at the Isthmia in a row. For the date, cf. Farrington (2012), 138 note 424, based on the source F.Delphes 3(1) 534 mentioning the agonothete Iuventius Proclus. Also gives two Pythian victories (in a row) and victories for other female athletes. An article by Lee in Nikephoros (1988), pp. 103-118 discusses the inscription (in which also the athletic/musical victories of her two sisters are listed) and scrutinizes the question whether Tryphosa and her sisters competed against men or performed in all-female contests. - PK/CT