Person: Lucius Septimius Aurelius Serapion from Alexandria (Egypt)

Person ID: 965
Name: Lucius Septimius Aurelius Serapion
Place of Origin: Alexandria (Egypt)
Date Range: -175 to 225
List of Festivals:
Aktia in Actium (Epirus)
Capitolia in Rome (Italy)
Eusebeia in Puteoli (Italy)
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Panathenaia in Athens (Attica)
Panhellenia in Athens (Attica)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
Sebasta in Neapolis (Italy)
List of Events:
Aktia in Actium (Epirus) on ( 200 to 250 )
Sebasta in Neapolis (Italy) on ( 200 to 250 )
Capitolia in Rome (Italy) on ( 200 to 250 )
Eusebeia in Puteoli (Italy) on ( 200 to 250 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 175 to 225 )
Isthmia in Corinth (Corinthia) on ( 175 to 225 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( 175 to 225 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 175 to 225 )
Panathenaia in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 225 )
Panhellenia in Athens (Attica) on ( 175 to 225 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of Agonistic Titles:
periodos teleios
xystarches
List of References:
D.J. Geagan, Studies S. Dow (1984), p. 97-99 = SEG 34.176
IG II(3), 4, 628
SEG 35.159
SEG 37.151
SEG 37.888
List of Prosopographies:
Ugolini (2015), no. 6
Strasser (2001), no. 225
Gouw (2009), no. 70
Fauconnier (2018)
Kostouros (2008), no. 107
Moretti, Epigraphica 49 (1987), pp. 71-75
Moretti, MGR 12 (1987), pp. 90-91
Follet, BE (1987), pp. 572-573
Farrington (2012), no. 2.59
Strasser (2022), no. 130
Decker (1991), p. 104
Moretti (1987), p. 90
Comment: NB his name has survived only partially [Septi]mios Aurelios S[erapion]; Ugolini and Gouw give his name as Lucius Septimius Aurelius Serapion. Serapion is one of the few to have won the 'complete periodos' (periodos teleios) i.e. the 'old' periodos in Greece and the 'new' periodos in Italy and surroundings). He was made xystarch. Gouw suggests he is the same person as Serapion of Alexandria (I.Eph. 4113) (Gouw). to be merged According to the inscription Serapion won the περίοδον̣ τ̣ελ̣εί̣αν. Since there is no mention to the exact festivals we can assume it refers to the classical periodos (Olympia, Pythia, Isthmia and Nemea). -EK