Person: Tiberius Claudius Rufus from Smyrna (Ionia)

Person ID: 1299
Name: Tiberius Claudius Rufus
Place of Origin: Smyrna (Ionia)
Date Range: 0 to 200
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( 21 to 21 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of Agonistic Titles:
List of References:
IG 14.1107
IvO 233
IvO 54-55 = SIG 1073
IvO Neue 10 = SEG 48.553
List of Prosopographies:
Fauconnier (2018)
Gouw (2009), no. 147
Moretti (1957), no. 808
Merkelbach (1974)
Ebert (1997), p. 223-229
van Nijf (2003), p. 263-265
Comment: Active in pankration. Rufus was the first athlete to end the final match as a draw (as it lasted until past sunset), but still be included as an Olympic victor. His close ties to the imperial family earned him the position of xystarch for all games in Smyrna. (διὰ τὴν πρὸς τοὺς <Σ>εβαςτοὺς γνῶσιν τυχόντα τῆς διὰ γένους ξυστα̣ρχίας πάντων τῶν ἀγομένων ἀγώνων ἐν Ζμύρνηι) (Gouw).