Person: Xenophon son of Thessalos from Corinth (Corinthia)

Person ID: 469
Name: Xenophon
Father's Name: Thessalos
Place of Origin: Corinth (Corinthia)
Date Range: -478 to -464
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -478 to -464 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -478 to -464 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -478 to -464 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -464 to -464 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -464 to -464 )
List of Disciplines:
running: ___
___: pentathlon
running: stadion
List of References:
D.H. 9.61
D.S. 11.70
Euseb. Chron. L. 183 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 l. 162 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 4.24.5
Pi. O. 13
Schol. Pi. O., p. 357 Dr.
List of Prosopographies:
LGPN V3a-24046
Farrington (2012), no. 1.46
Moretti (1957), no. 249
Moretti (1957), no. 250
Kostouros (2008), no. 153
Comment: Subject of Pindar's 13th Olympian Ode. Xenophon won both the pentathlon and stadion in the same Olympiad in 464 B.C., as well as several other victories, perhaps two Isthmian and a Nemean victory (o.a. Pi. O. 13.33-5) of unknown discipline; member of the Oligaithidai family. I generally follow Farrington (2012), no. 1.46 and p. 115 notes 258 and 259. - PK Pindar's ode (Pi. O. 13) was both praising Xenophon's victory in stadion-racing and the one in pentathlon. The scholia suggest his victories were won at the same Olympiad. He also won at the Nemea and Isthmia. - DL