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Ancient olympic champions, boys' pentathlon


SPARTI (Ancient city) LACONIA
A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 628 BC.

Eutelidas, a Lacedaemonian who gained a prize at Olympia in wrestling and in the pentathlon of boys, in B. C. 628 (Ol. 38), which was the first Olympiad in which the pentathlon, and the second in which wrestling was performed by boys. (Paus. v. 9.1, vi. 15.4, &c.)

Ancient olympic champions, boys' stadium


Boy's stadium, 476 BC, 76th Olympiad.

Ancient olympic champions, boys' wrestling


Boy's wrestling, 72 BC, 177th Olympiad.


SPARTI (Ancient city) LACONIA
A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, worshipped as Poseidon, his temple.


Boys’ wrestling, 604 BC, 44th Olympiad and men’s wrestling, 600, 596, 592 and 588 BC, 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th Olympiad respectively.

Ancient olympic champions, chariot-race


Woman who won chariotrace.

Ancient olympic champions, event unknown


416 BC, 91st Olympiad.


300 BC, 120th Olympiad.


81 AD, 215th Olympiad.

Ancient olympic champions, four-horse chariot


A Spartan, winner of three four-horse chariot-races at Olympia.

Evagoras. Of Lacedaemon, remarkable for having gained three victories in the chariot-race at the Olympic games with the same horses, in consequence of which he erected the statue of a quadriga at Olympia, and honoured his horses with a magnificent funeral. (Herod. vi. 103; Aelian, Hist. Anim. xii. 40; Paus. vi. 10. 8.)


Four-horse chariot 504 BC, 69th Olympiad.


Four-horse chariot, 484 BC, 74th Olympiad.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor.


Surnamed Polychalcus, victor in chariot-races at Olympia, Pytho, Isthmus and Nemea.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor.


, , 428
Victor in four- horse chariot-race, 428 BC, 88th Olympiad.


Four-horse chariot race, 424 BC, 89th Olympiad.


Son of Arcesilaus, a Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, whipped by umpires.

Lichas. A Spartan, son of Arcesilaus, was proxenus of Argos and one of the ambassadors who proposed to the Argives, without success, in B. C. 422, a renewal of the truce, then expiring, between Argos and Sparta. (Thuc. v. 14, 22.) In B. C. 420, when the Spartans had been excluded by the Eleians from the Olympic games because of their alleged breach of the sacred truce in the seizure of Lepreum, Lichas sent a chariot into the lists in the name of the Boeotian commonwealth; but, his horses having won the victory, he came forward and crowned the charioteer, by way of showing that he was himself the real conqueror. For this he was publicly beaten by the Eleian rhabdouchoi, and Sparta did not forget the insult, though no notice was taken of it at the time (Thuc. v. 49, 50; Xen. Hell. iii. 2. 21; Paus. vi. 2). In B. C. 418, he succeeded in inducing the Argives to make peace with Lacedaemon after the battle of Mantineia (Thuc. v. 76). In B. C. 412, he was one of the eleven commissioners sent out to inquire into the conduct of Astyochus, the Spartan admiral, and was foremost in protesting against the treaties which had been made with Persia by Chalcideus and Theramenes (the Lacedaemonian) respectively, -- especially against that clause in them which acknowledged the king's right to all the territories that had been under the rule of his ancestors. We find him, however, in the following year, disapproving of the violence of the Milesians in rising on the Persian garrison in their town, as he thought it prudent to keep on good terms with the king as long as the war with Athens lasted; and his remonstrances so exasperated the Milesians, that, after his death (which was a natural one) in their country, they would not allow the Lacedaemonians there to bury him where they wished (Thuc. viii. 18, 37, 39, 43, 52, 84). We learn from Xenophon and Plutarch that he was famous throughout Greece for his hospitality, especially in his entertainment of strangers at the Gymnopaedia (see Dict. of Ant. s. v.); for there is no reason to suppose this Lichas a different person, unless, indeed, we press closely what Plutarch says, -- that he was renowned among the Greeks for nothing but his hospitality. (Xen. Mem. i. 2. Β§ 61; Plut. Cim. 10; comp. Muller, Dor. iv. 9. 5)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2006 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Daughter of king Archidamus, first woman to breed horses and win Olympic victory, epigram on, dedicates bronze horses at Olympia, shrine of, statue.


A Spartan horse-breeder, victorious at Olympia, Delphi, Argos, and Corinth.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor.

Ancient olympic champions, long-race


Olympic victor, 720 BC, 15th Olympiad.

Acanthus (Akanthos), the Lacedaemonian, was victor in the diaulos and the dolichos in the Olympic games in Ol. 15, (B. C. 720,) and according to some accounts was the first who ran naked in these games (Paus. v. 8.3; Dionys. vii. 72; African. apud Euseb.). Other accounts ascribe this to Orsippus the Megarian. Thucydides says that the Lacedaemonians were the first who contended naked in gymnastic games. (i. 6.)


Long-race, 476 BC, 76th Olympiad.


Long-race, 468 BC, 78th Olympiad.

Ladas (440 BC, 85th Olympiad)

Ladas. A celebrated runner, a native of Laconia. He gained the victory at Olympia in the dolichos, and expired soon after. There was a monument to his memory on the banks of the Eurotas. In Arcadia, on one of the roads leading to Orchomenus, was a stadium, called the stadium of Ladas, where he used to practise. There was a famous statue of him by Myron, in the temple of Apollo Lycius at Argos, and another statue in the temple of Aphrodite Nicephorus. (Paus. ii. 19. § 7, iii. 21, § 1, viii. 12, § 3.) His swiftness became proverbial among the Romans. (Catull. 1v. 25; Auctorad Herenn. iv. ; Juv. xiii. 97; Mart. ii. 86. 8, x. 100. 5.)

Ancient olympic champions, multiple victories


AKRIES (Ancient city) ELOS
Olympic victor, 100 and96 BC, 170th and 171st Olympiad.

Ancient olympic champions, pentathlon


AMYKLES (Ancient sanctuary) SPARTI
Olympic victor.


SPARTI (Ancient city) LACONIA
A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 708 BC.


Victor at pentathlon, 26th, 27th and 28th Olympiads, 676, 672 and 668 BC respectively.


Pentathlon 500 BC, 70th Olympiad.

Ancient olympic champions, stadium


Stadion 76 BC, 176th Olympiad.


SPARTI (Ancient city) LACONIA
716 BC, 16th Olympiad.


700 BC, 19th Olympiad.


684 BC, 24th Olympiad.


680 BC, 25th Olympiad.


Stadium, 668 BC, 28th Olympiad.


Stadium, 648 BC, 33rd Olympiad.


Stadium, 640 BC, 35th Olympiad.


Stadium, 636 BC, 36th Olympiad.


Stadium, 632 BC, 37th Olympiad.


Champion at stadium , 628 and 620 BC, 38th and 40th Olympiads respectively.


Stadium, 612 BC, 42nd Olympiad.


Stadium, 604 BC, 44th Olympiad.


Stadium, 596 BC, 46th Olympiad.


Stadium, 592 BC, 47th Olympiad.


Stadium, 580 BC, 50th Olympiad.


Stadium, 552 BC, 57th Olympiad.


Stadium, 244 BC, 134th Olympiad.


Stadium, 104 BC, 169th Olympiad.


Stadium, 64 BC, 179th Olympiad.


Stadium, 624 BC, 39th Olympiad.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 316 BC.

Ancient olympic champions, two victories


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 664, 660 and 656 BC, 29th, 30th and 31st Olympiad respectively. Helps Battus to found Cyrene.

Ancient olympic champions, wrestling


A Laconian, Olympic victor, 508 BC.


Men's wrestling 296 BC, 121st Olympiad.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 308 BC.


A Lacedaemonian, Olympic victor, 708 BC.

Eurybatus, a Laconian, who was victor in the wrestling-match, in Ol. 18, when this species of contest was first introduced. (Paus. v. 8.7)

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