Person: Polykles from Sparta (Lakonia)

Person ID: 478
Name: Polykles
Alternative Name: Polychalkos
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
Date Range: -470 to -410
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -470 to -410 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -470 to -410 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -470 to -410 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -450 to -400 )
List of Disciplines:
equestrian: ___
chariot: tethrippon
List of References:
Paus. 6.1.7
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.51
Moretti (1957), no. 315
LGPN V3a-11725
Strasser (2001), no. 56
Kostouros (2008), no. 162
Comment: I rely on Farrington (2012), no. 1.51 and p. 117 note 267 for the information, especially the dating, on this athlete - he references a passage from Pausanias, viz. 6.1.7, which says Polykles won with the tethrippon at Olympia and also won victories at Pytho, Nemea and the Isthmos. - PK Polykles had also won victories at the Pythia, Isthmia and Nemea. His statue formed part of a statue group of Spartan victors. Moretti 1957, no. 315 suggests his victory took place at the 85th Olympiad (= 440 BC), but does not give any arguments. Others have suggested the 88th and 89th Olympiads (= 428 or 424 BC). We may opt for the second half of the 5th century BC. - DL