Person: Arybbas son of Alketas

Person ID: 1023
Name: Arybbas
Father's Name: Alketas
Place of Origin: (Epirus)
Date Range: -360 to -350
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -352 to -344 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -360 to -360 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -360 to -350 )
List of Disciplines:
chariot: tethrippon
List of References:
IG II(2), 226 = IG II(3), 1 411 = SEG 38.62
List of Prosopographies:
Strasser (2001), no. 75
Moretti (1957), no. 450
Comment: Arybbas was of the royal family of the Molossoi. A decree dating to 342 BC displays three crowns: one for the Pythia, and probably two for the Olympia. Both for the Pythia and one Olympia τελέωι is legible. The victory was therefore in chariot-racing, a depiction of a chariot supports this. Arybbas was close with Philippos II, hence the dating. Moretti 1957, no. 450 suggests one of his Olympic victories took place at the 109th Olympiad (= 344 BC). He does not discuss the other possible Olympic victory. - DL