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Ancient olympic champions, longrace 


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.)
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Anonymous
Longrace, 476 BC, 76th Olympiad.


Anonymous
Longrace, 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.)
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Ancient olympic champions, stadium 

Pythagoras
716 BC, 16th Olympiad.


Athiradas
700 BC, 19th Olympiad.


Cleptopolemus
684 BC, 24th Olympiad.


Thalpis
680 BC, 25th Olympiad.


Charmis
Stadium, 668 BC, 28th Olympiad.


Gylis
Stadium, 648 BC, 33rd Olympiad.


Sphaerus
Stadium, 640 BC, 35th Olympiad.


Rytamas
Stadium, 636 BC, 36th Olympiad.


Erycledas
Stadium, 632 BC, 37th Olympiad.


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


Lycotas
Stadium, 612 BC, 42nd Olympiad.


Gelon
Stadium, 604 BC, 44th Olympiad.


Chrysamaxus
Stadium, 596 BC, 46th Olympiad.


Eurycles
Stadium, 592 BC, 47th Olympiad.


Epitelidas
Stadium, 580 BC, 50th Olympiad.


Ladromus
Stadium, 552 BC, 57th Olympiad.


Alcidas
Stadium, 244 BC, 134th Olympiad.


Nicodamus
Stadium, 104 BC, 169th Olympiad.


Andreas
Stadium, 64 BC, 179th Olympiad.


Ripsolaus
Stadium, 624 BC, 39th Olympiad.



Ancient olympic champions, pentathlon 


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


Acmatidas
Pentathlon 500 BC, 70th Olympiad.


Ancient olympic champions, wrestling 


Amphiares
Men's wrestling 296 BC, 121st Olympiad.





Ancient olympic champions, two victories 


Ancient olympic champions, boys' wrestling 


Etemocles
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, boys' pentathlon 


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.)
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Ancient olympic champions, fourhorse chariot 


Evagoras. Of Lacedaemon, remarkable for having gained three victories in the chariotrace 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.)
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Damaratus
Fourhorse chariot 504 BC, 69th Olympiad.


Polypethus
Fourhorse chariot, 484 BC, 74th Olympiad.






Leon
Fourhorse chariot race, 424 BC, 89th Olympiad.



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)
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Ancient olympic champions, boys' stadium 

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


Ancient olympic champions, event unknown 

Lacrates
416 BC, 91st Olympiad.


Eualces
300 BC, 120th Olympiad.


Pratomelidas
81 AD, 215th Olympiad.


Ancient olympic champions, chariotrace 







