Person: Menippos son of Polykles Gorgippus from Sparta (Lakonia)

Person ID: 1460
Name: Menippos
Father's Name: Polykles Gorgippus
Place of Origin: Sparta (Lakonia)
Date Range: -30 to 25
List of Festivals:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros)
List of Events:
Aktia in Nikopolis (Epeiros) on ( -30 to 25 )
List of References:
IG V.1, 661
List of Prosopographies:
Sarikakis (1965), no. 30
Comment: Origin not made explicit in the inscription, but added on the authority of Sarikakis. The honored athlete was the πρόπαππος of Etearchos, son of Etearchos, who erected the inscription. He was honoured for a victory in the Aktia. Since his father lived during the 1st c. BC (IG VI, 135), his son would have lived at the end of the 1st c. BC or the beginning of the 1st c. AD, i.e. during the reign of Augustus.