Person: Marcus Aurelius Asklepiades son of Marcus Aurelius Demetrios (Harpokration) from Alexandria (Egypt)

Person ID: 656
Name: Marcus Aurelius Asklepiades
Alternative Name: Hermodoros
Father's Name: Marcus Aurelius Demetrios (Harpokration)
Place of Origin: Alexandria (Egypt)
Date Range: 179 to 183
Honorary Citizen of:
Elis (Elis)
Puteoli (Italy)
Neapolis (Italy)
Athens (Attica)
List of Festivals:
___ in Argos (Argeia)
___ in Puteoli (Italy)
___ in Neapolis (Italy)
___ in Athens (Attica)
___ in Smyrna (Ionia)
___ in Pergamon (Mysia)
___ in Ephesos (Ionia)
___ in Rhodos (Rhodos)
___ in Sardis (Lydia)
___ in Sparta (Lakonia)
___ in Mantinea (Achaia)
___ in Alexandria (Egypt)
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
Asklepia in Epidauros (Epidauria)
Capitolia in Rome (Italy)
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
___ in Alexandria (Egypt) on ( 200 to 200 )
___ in Mantinea (Achaia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Sparta (Lakonia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Sardis (Lydia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Rhodos (Rhodos) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Ephesos (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Ephesos (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Ephesos (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Pergamon (Mysia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Smyrna (Ionia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Neapolis (Italy) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Neapolis (Italy) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Puteoli (Italy) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Puteoli (Italy) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Argos (Argeia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Argos (Argeia) on ( 175 to 200 )
___ in Argos (Argeia) on ( 175 to 200 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 180 to 180 )
Capitolia in Rome (Italy) on ( 178 to 186 )
Capitolia in Rome (Italy) on ( 182 to 182 )
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( 182 to 182 )
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( 178 to 178 )
Asklepia in Epidauros (Epidauria) on ( 176 to 182 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 183 to 183 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 179 to 181 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 179 to 181 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
asynéxōstos
anekklitos
archiereus xystou
aleiptos
xystarches
periodonikes
List of References:
CPHerm. 5.7
IG XIV 1102 = IGUR 240 = IAG 79 = CIG 5913
IG XIV 1104
IGUR 250
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.209
Moretti (1953), no. 79
Gouw (2009), no. 83
Fauconnier (2018)
Strasser (2001), no. 221
Sève (1993), no. 9
Sarikakis (1965), no. 9
Caldelli (1993), no. 44
Moretti (1957), no. 884
Weir (2004), p. 126
Strasser (2022), no. 107
Comment: According to Farrington (2012) this athlete won the Isthmia twice, probably in 179 and 181 (according to Moretti). Hermodoros was a high priest for life at the athlete's associaton, xystarch, director of the imperial bathhouse, temple ward of Sarapis, and member of the Mouseion in Alexandria. In the inscription he mentions that some of his competitors withdrew at the sight of his registration for a festival. He left his athletic career at the age of 25 due to 'dangers and jealousy' (κινδυνους καὶ φθόνους). His brother, Sarapion (Person ID 3945) was also a wrestler (Gouw). In total, 37+ victories: Delphi, Corinth (2), Argos (3), Rome (2), Puteoli (2), Neapolis (2), Nikpolis (2), Athens (5), Smyrna (5), Pergamon (3), Ephesos (3), Epidauros, Rhodos, Sardis, Sparta, Mantineia, Alexandria, and 'many other prize games'.