Person: Euthykles from Lokroi Epizephyrioi (Italy)

Person ID: 2176
Name: Euthykles
Place of Origin: Lokroi Epizephyrioi (Italy)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -525 to -475 )
List of Disciplines:
pentathlon: pentathlon
List of References:
Callim. Fr. 84
Oenom. ap. Euseb., Praep. Ev. 5.34
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 180
Comment: Euthykles was an honourable citizen of Lokri until he was accused of corruption and he was thrown into jail. At that time, a pestilence struck the city and the citizens released Euthykles with appropriate honours. The date is adduced by Moretti as follows: other athletes celebrated by Callimachus were also active in the same period; Lokri flourished around this time; two other Olympic victories from Lokri also had their victories around the same period. Hence, late 6th/early 5th centuries BC, Moretti opts for the 73rd Olympiad (= 488 BC).