Person: Aristodamos/Aristodemos son of Thrasis from Elis (Elis)

Person ID: 608
Name: Aristodamos/Aristodemos
Father's Name: Thrasis
Place of Origin: Elis (Elis)
Date Range: -404 to -374
List of Festivals:
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -404 to -374 )
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -404 to -374 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -404 to -374 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -404 to -374 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -388 to -388 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -404 to -374 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -404 to -374 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
List of References:
App.Anth 3.13 = FGE 'Simonides' no .52, p. 278
Euseb. Chron. ll. 213-214 (ed. Christesen) = Afric. Chron. F65 l. 321-322 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 6.3.4
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 5.3
Moretti (1957), no. 383
Strasser (2001), no. 67
Comment: The name of the boxer is spelled differently in the two sources. Pausanias writes Aristodemos, the epigram has Aristodamos. Remarkably, both for the artist behind the man's statue and the poet behind his epigram are known: Pausanias remarks that Aristodemos' statue is made by Daedalos from Sikyon, who was the pupil and son of Patrokles. According to the anthology, the epigram was written by Simonides. Aristodamos won two victories at the Pythia and two at the Nemea. His statue was made by Daedalos of Sikyon. Eusebius and Iulius Africanus add that nobody had managed to seize him by the middle (οὗ μέσα οὐδεὶς ἔλαβεν). Compare: ἀμεσολάβητος (TAM II 1206, 1207). - DL