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Ancient olympic champions, boys' stadium

Dicon, 392 BC, 97th Olympiad

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Dicon, the son of Callibrotus, won five footraces at Pytho, three at the Isthmian games, four at Nemea, one at Olympia in the race for boys besides two in the men's race. Statues of him have been set up at Olympia equal in number to the races he won. When he was a boy he was proclaimed a native of Caulonia, as in fact he was. But afterwards he was bribed to proclaim himself a Syracusan.


Dicon, (Dikon), the son of Callimbrotus, was victor in the foot-race five times in the Pythian games, thrice in the Isthmian, four times in the Nemean. and at Olympia once in the boys' footrace, and twice in the men's : he was therefore a periodonikes. His statues at Olympia were equal in number to his victories. He was a native of Caulonia, an Achaean colony in Italy; but after all his victories, except the first, he caused himself, for a sum of money, to be proclaimed as a Syracusan. One of his Olympic victories was in the 99th Olympiad, B. C. 384. (Paus. vi. 3.5; Anth. Graec. iv., No. 120, ed. Jacobs, Anth. Pal. xiii. 15; Krause, Olymp., Gymn. u. Agon. ii.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Ancient olympic victors


Euthymus, (Euthumos), a hero of Locri in Italy, was a son of Astycles or of the river-god Caecinus. He was famous for his strength and skill in boxing, and delivered the town of Temessa from the evil spirit Polites, to whom a fair maiden was sacrificed every year. Euthymus himself disappeared at an advanced age in the river Caecinus. (Strab. vi.; Aelian, V. H. viii. 18 ; Eustath. ad Hom.) He gained several victories at Olympia (01. 74, 76, and 77); and a statue of his at Olympia was the work of Pythagoras. (Paus. vi. 6.2, 10.2.)


Agesidamus (Agesidamos), son of Archestratus, an Epizephyrian Locrian, who conquered, when a boy in boxing in the Olympic games. His victory is celebrated by Pindar in the 10th and 11th Olympic odes. The scholiast places his victory in the 74th Olympiad. He should not be confounded with Agesidamus, the father of Chromius, who is mentioned in the Nemean odes. (i. 42, ix. 99.)

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