Event: Terpsias from Corinth? (Corinthia)

Event ID 1645
Person Terpsias son of ___ from Korinthos? in Isthmos
Festival Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Date -520 - -500
Achievement V
Comment: Mentioned in Pindar's 13th Olympian Ode, line 42, a family member, perhaps a great-uncle, of the Ode's subject, Xenophon; it is assumed that Terpsias was from Corinth as his relative Xenophos. I follow Farrington (2012), no. 1.19 and p. 105 note 217 for the dating: he follows the scholiast for the family relations between the athletes mentioned in Pindar and thus estimates Terpsias was active ca. two generations before Xenophon, who won the Olympics in 464 B.C. It is not mentioned how often or in what discipline Terpsias won. - PK