Event: Charmis from Sparta (Lakonia)

Event ID 5041
Person Charmis daughter of ___ from Sparta in Lakonia
Festival Olympia in Elis (Elis)
Discipline running: stadion
Age Category
Date -668 - -668
Achievement V
Comment: Pausanias records that instead of Charmis, Chionis won his first victory at the 28th Olympiad. Eusebius and Iulius Africanus record Charmis however. Moretti 1957, no. 40 suggests that Charmis may have been confused with Chionis (also from Sparta) who is mentioned in the three successive stadion-victories. We follow him. Chionis, then, did not win four but three victories in the stadion-races of the Olympia.