Person: Hermeinos from Hermopolis Magna (Egypt)

Person ID: 1337
Name: Hermeinos
Alternative Name: the Silly
Place of Origin: Hermopolis Magna (Egypt)
Date Range: 175 to 225
List of Festivals:
Sebasta in Neapolis (Italy)
List of Events:
Sebasta in Neapolis (Italy) on ( 175 to 200 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of Agonistic Titles:
makros pyktes
List of References:
P. Lond. 3 1158
P. Lond. 3 935
P.Lond. 3 1178
List of Prosopographies:
Gouw (2009), no. 35
Fauconnier (2018)
Frisch (1986), no. 6
Comment: Gouw lists him as Aurelius Herminos Herminos paid 100 denarii in 194 AD to become a member of the athletic guild, he served as a priest at Sardis and his family was active for at least three generation at the gymnasion. However, Herminos was illiterate (as seen by the difficulty he had with writing his own name) and his nickname was probably due to his dementia pugilistica, common for professional boxers.