Person: Amyntas son of Hellanikos from Eresos? (Lesbos)

Person ID: 1059
Name: Amyntas
Father's Name: Hellanikos
Place of Origin: Eresos? (Lesbos)
Date Range: -200 to -150
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -200 to -150 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Paus. 6.4.5
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 632
Comment: Not completely certain whether Pausanias (6.4.5) wrote Ἐρέσιος or Ἐφέσιος. The competitions for boy pankratiasts were introduced only at the 145th Olympiad (=200 BC), hence the terminus post quem. Polykles, a sculptor of the Attic school, made the statue of Amyntas and might be identified with the famous Athenian sculptor mentioned by Pliny the Elder (NH 34.52). His art flourished around the years 156-153 BC; Moretti therefore suggests Amyntas' victory to have taken place at the 156th Olympiad (=156 BC). Strictly speaking, Pausanuas does not mention any victory, but only refers to Amyntas as a 'boy pankratiast'. [DvdL]