Person: Phaidimos from Alexandreia (Troas)? (Troas)

Person ID: 1044
Name: Phaidimos
Place of Origin: Alexandreia (Troas)? (Troas)
Date Range: -200 to -200
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -200 to -200 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. ll. 295-296 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 l. 255 (ed. Wallraff)
Paus. 5.8.11
Philostr. Gym. 13
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 603
Comment: Both Eusebius and Iulius Africanus record Phaidimos being Ἀλεξανδρεύς. Pausanias, however, tells he is an Aeolian from Troas. Also in the case of Skamandros (see this database: ID), the Greek version of Eusebius mentions Alexandria, whereas the Armenian version tells us Alexandreia Troas. However, Philostratos says Phaidimos originates from Naukratis in Egypt. In spite of this confusion, we may cautiously opt for Alexandreia Troas as Phaidimos' place of origin. Moretti (1957), no. 603 does the same. [DvdL]