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Ancient olympic champions, pancratium


The statue of a pancratiast was made by Lysippus. The athlete was the first to win the pancratium not only from Stratus itself but from the whole of Acarnania, and his name was Xenarces the son of Philandrides. Now after the Persian invasion the Lacedaemonians became keener breeders of horses than any other Greeks. For beside those I have already mentioned, the following horse-breeders from Sparta have their statues set up after that of the Acarnanian athlete Xenarces, Lycinus, Arcesilaus, and Lichas his son. Xenarces succeeded in winning other victories, at Delphi, at Argos and at Corinth.

Ancient olympic champions, stadium


Olympic victor in Stadium, 240 BC, 135th Olympiad.


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Olympic victor in Stadium, 200 BC, 145th Olympiad.

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