Person: Phylakidas from Aigina (Achaia)

Person ID: 450
Name: Phylakidas
Place of Origin: Aigina (Achaia)
Date Range: -490 to -478
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -490 to -478 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -490 to -478 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -490 to -478 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Pi. I. 5
Pi. I. 6
List of Prosopographies:
LGPN V3a-22472
Farrington (2012), no. 1.31
Klee (1918), 100, no 39
Neumann-Hartmann (2008), 112-114
Kostouros (2008), no. 66
Comment: Subject of Pindar's 5th and 6th Isthmian ode, though also a Nemean victor (Pi. I. 5.18-9, 6.3-4). I have followed Farrington (2012), no. 1.31 and p. 110 note 236 for the dating, based on Pi. I. 5.48 referring to the Battle of Salamis as a recent event; the 5th ode is chronologically later than the 6th. Phylakidas won in the pankration; though this is not made explicit for his Nemean victory it is only logical; the 6th Isthmian ode is specifically for his victory as a pais. - PK In Isth. 5. 59-61, Pindar praises Pytheas for training Phylakidas. Phylakidas, in addition to winning at the Nemea, also won two Isthmian victories, in perhaps 482 and 480 or 480 and 478 BC. - EK