Person: Publius Aelius Heliodoros from Kalykadnos (Cilicia)

Person ID: 387
Name: Publius Aelius Heliodoros
Place of Origin: Kalykadnos (Cilicia)
Date Range: 125 to 150
List of Festivals:
___ in Alexandria?
___ in Smyrna (Ionia)
___ in Pergamon (Mysia)
___ in Neapolis (Italy)
___ in Sparta (Lakonia)
___ in Thebes (Boiotia)
___ in Kaisareia Tralleis (Caria)
___ in Tarsos (Cilicia)
Balbilleia in Ephesos (Ionia)
Epheseia ta megala in Ephesos (Ionia)
Eukratia in Antiochia (on the Orontes) (Syria)
Eusebeia in Puteoli (Italy)
ex Argous aspis in Argos (Argeia)
Haleia in Rhodes (Rhodes)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Kaisareia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Athens (Attica)
List of Events:
___ in Tarsos (Cilicia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Tarsos (Cilicia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Tarsos (Cilicia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Kaisareia Tralleis (Caria) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Kaisareia Tralleis (Caria) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Thebes (Boiotia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Thebes (Boiotia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Sparta (Lakonia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Sparta (Lakonia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Kaisareia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Kaisareia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 125 to 150 )
ex Argous aspis in Argos (Argeia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Eusebeia in Puteoli (Italy) on ( 125 to 150 )
Eusebeia in Puteoli (Italy) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Neapolis (Italy) on ( 125 to 150 )
Epheseia ta megala in Ephesos (Ionia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Balbilleia in Ephesos (Ionia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( 125 to 150 )
Haleia in Rhodes (Rhodes) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 125 to 150 )
___ in Alexandria? on ( 125 to 150 )
Eukratia in Antiochia (on the Orontes) (Syria) on ( 125 to 150 )
Eukratia in Antiochia (on the Orontes) (Syria) on ( 125 to 150 )
Olympia in Athens (Attica) on ( 125 to 150 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
xystarches
paradoxos
List of References:
DAMM pp. 101-105
Sahin, EA 17 (1991), p. 151
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.171
Cartledge & Spawforth (1989), B.7
Strasser (2022), no. 71
Gouw (2009), no. 124
Strasser (2003), p. 263
Comment: Heliodoros was a xystarch of the games in Sparta specifically (ξυστάρχ[ην] / [τῶ]ν ἐν Λακεδαίμονι ἀγώνων, ll. 3-4). Apart from the victories listed below, the inscription also reads that he won 36 festivals where a talent was the prize (καὶ ἄλλους / ἀγῶνας ταλαντιαίους λς’, ll. 16-17). Place of origin is not in the inscription. Heliodoros is one of the most well-traveled athletes from the Roman imperial period. He was made xystarch for multiple games in Sparta. In the third century AD his honourary monument was erected a second time, possibly by a descendant (Gouw). In total, 60 victories: Athens, Antioch (2), Alexandria, Smyrna, Rhodos, Pergamon, Ephesos (2), Neapolis, Puteoli (2), Argos, Corinth (2), Sparta (2), Thebe (2), Tralles (2), Tarsos (3), 36 crown games.