Person: Hieronymos from Andros (Cyclades)

Person ID: 2172
Name: Hieronymos
Place of Origin: Andros (Cyclades)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -500 to -480 )
List of Disciplines:
pentathlon: pentathlon
List of References:
Hdt. 9.33
Paus. 3.11.6; 6.14.13
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 173
Comment: Tisamenos, a member of the Iamidae- family at Elis, had an oracle telling him to win five most famous contests. He therefore trained for the pentathlon at Olympia, but he lost against Hieronymos of Andros. He, then, understood that the oracle had meant five contests in war. As Tisamenos joined the Spartans at the battle of Plataia in 479 BC, Moretti 1957, no. 173 reasons that Hieronymos' victory must have taken place before 480 BC. He, then, suggests the 72nd Olympiad (=492 BC).