Person: Hippokrates / Tlepolemos

Person ID: 1149
Name: Hippokrates / Tlepolemos
Place of Origin: (Thessaly)
Date Range: -256 to -256
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( -256 to -256 )
List of Disciplines:
riding: keles
List of References:
Euseb. Chron. ll. 268-269 (ed. Christesen)
Paus. 5.8.11
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 558
Comment: There are two contradicting sources concerning the first victory in the category 'keles' at the 131st Olympiad (= 256 BC). Pausanias (5.8.11) tells us that the victory was won by Tlepolemos from Lycia, who might be identified as Tlepolemos, son of Artapates, who was an influential person in the service of the Ptolemies (Moretti 1957, no. 558). The Armenian version of Eusebius, however, records that Hippokrates, son of T'essaghos (ethnicity mixed up with a patronymic), won the keles-race when this category was first added to the Olympic games. Tlepolemos, son of Artapates, from Lycia is well-attested: SEG 33.418; SEG 33.1184 l.6; SEG 27.123 ll.54-55; SEG 42.994 (cf. SEG 48.1336). The latter dates to 246 BC and presents Tlepolemos as a royal official writing to the town of Kildara (Karia). [DvdL]