Person: Kreontidas from Aigina? (Achaia)

Person ID: 426
Name: Kreontidas
Place of Origin: Aigina? (Achaia)
Date Range: -565 to -525
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -565 to -525 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -565 to -525 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Pi. N. 6.39-44
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.11
LGPN V3a-22492
Comment: Kreontidas is mentioned in Pi. N. 6.39-44 as some ancestor of the subject of the ode, Alkidamas. It is assumed on this basis that Kreontidas was also from Aigina, since his mention is in a praise of Alkidamas' family's victories. For the dating I follow Farrington (2012), no. 1.11 and p. 102-3 note 206, on the supposed dating of the poem as well as the assumption that Kreontidas might be Praxidamas' (Alkidamas' grandfather) brother, who was an Olympic victor in 544 B.C. - PK