Person: Theochrestos II son of Mnasarchos? from Kyrene (Kyrenaika)

Person ID: 1109
Name: Theochrestos II
Father's Name: Mnasarchos?
Place of Origin: Kyrene (Kyrenaika)
Date Range: -325 to -275
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -325 to -275 )
List of Disciplines:
chariot: ___
List of References:
Paus. 6.12.7
SEG 9.77 = SEG 26.1831 = SEG 29.1673 = SEG 38.1892
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 508
Comment: Paus. 6.12.7 mentions a family of charioteers, three generations to be precise: the 'grandfather' and 'son' were both named Theochrestos and won in the Olympics. The father - the middle generation - remains unnamed, who won at Isthmia (see ID 504 in this database). Moretti (1957), no. 428 argues that both Theochrestos I (the grandfather) and Theochrestos II were likely to have lived and won their victories in the course of the 4th century BC (hence our estimation for Theochrestos II's victory: ca. 325-275 BC). He suggests Theochrestos II's victory to have taken place at the 120th Olympiad (= 300 BC). SEG 9.77 (=SEG 26.1831 = SEG 29.1673 = SEG 38.1892) record a certain Mnasarchos, son of Theochrestos, who was a strategos, and identify him as the father of Theochrestos II mentioned by Pausanias. However, Moretti is correct to note that Theochrestos is quite a common name in Kyrene, so we cannot be certain. [DvdL]