Person: Publius Aelius Aurelius Serapion from Ephesos (Ionia)

Person ID: 613
Name: Publius Aelius Aurelius Serapion
Place of Origin: Ephesos (Ionia)
Date Range: 215 to 245
Honorary Citizen of:
Alexandria? (Egypt?)
Athens? (Attica)
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Megala Sebasteia Mouseia in Thespiai (Boiotia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Megala Sebasteia Mouseia in Thespiai (Boiotia) on ( 217 to 217 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 215 to 245 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( 215 to 245 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 215 to 245 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 215 to 245 )
List of Disciplines:
musical: salpigktes
List of References:
F.Delphes III.1, 554
IG VII 1776
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 2.64
Moretti (1957), no. 916
Weir (2004), p. 125
Strasser (2001), no. 234
Knab, 1934, no. 53
Kostouros (2008), no. 170
Comment: According to Farrington (2012), this athlete was probably active somewhere between c. AD 215-245. Inscription F.Delphes III.1, 554 mentions Serapion as having been victorious in the periodos at the age of 22. The specific festivals of the periodos are not mentioned, therefore we assume that he was victorious at the four traditional festivals. According to inscription IG VII, 1776 Serapion was also victorious at the Megala Sebasteia Mouseia, held in Thespiae. Moretti (1957) dates this victory to AD 217. - YP