Person: Philumenus from Philadelphia (Lydia)

Person ID: 1354
Name: Philumenus
Place of Origin: Philadelphia (Lydia)
Date Range: 375 to 400
List of Events:
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List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration?
List of References:
CIL VI.2 10154 = ILS 5164 = LSA 1491
List of Prosopographies:
Gouw (2009), no. 114
Decker (2014), no. 87
Remijsen (2015), p. 86
Strasser (2021), no. 174
Rausa (2004), p. 537
Comment: Philumenus received a monument by emperors Valentinianus, Theodosius and Arcadius, showcasing the popularity of athletics in the 4th century AD. He is known for winning every match he entered in both the east and the west (in omni athletico certamine ab oriente ad occidente), and being stronger than bronze, as it was 'much weaker than his hand' ‘Het brons is vele malen zwakker dan mijn hand’ (Χαλκὸς ἐμῆς χειρος πολλὸν ἀφαυρότερος) (Gouw). He is also an accomplished boxer.