Person: Herodotos from Klazomenai (Ionia)

Person ID: 1124
Name: Herodotos
Place of Origin: Klazomenai (Ionia)
Date Range: -388 to -250
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -388 to -250 )
List of Disciplines:
running: stadion
List of References:
Paus. 6.17.2
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 528
Mannheim ID 520
Comment: The inscription on the statue base set up by the people of Klazomenai tells us Herodotos was the first citizen of Klazomenia to win at the Olympia (Paus. 6.17.2). The first Ionian victory at an Olympian festival (probably Antipatros from Miletos, 98th Olympiad = 388 BC; see Moretti (1957), no. 385) was in 388 BC, providing a terminus post quem. The statue of Herodotos was surrounded by other statues, mostly dating to the 4th century BC. Moretti (1957), no. 528 suggests Herodotos' victory to have taken place at the 122nd Olympiad (=292 BC). [DvdL]