Person: Poulydamas/Polydamas son of Nikias from Skotoussa (Thessaly)

Person ID: 3426
Name: Poulydamas/Polydamas
Father's Name: Nikias
Place of Origin: Skotoussa (Thessaly)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -408 to -408 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Ael. Ar. Or. 46, 422C; 50, 699C
D.S. 9.15
Dio Chrys. Or. 78.20
Euseb. Chron. Ll. 201-204 (ed. Christesen) = African. Chron. F65 ll. 180-182 (ed. Wallraff)
Galen. 8.843K
Luc. Deor. Conc. 12
Luc. Herod. 8
Luc. Hist. Conscr. 35
Luc. Pr. Im. 19
Paus. 6.5.1; 6.5.4-9
Philostr. Gym. 22-23; 43
Plat. Rep. 1.338c
SEG 48.548
Suda s.v. Polydamas
Val. Max. 9.12 ext. 10
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 348
Comment: Many stories were told about this Polydamas and his strength. His statue is one of the biggest in Olympia. It was a work of Lysippos and was said to be able to cure illnesses. The statue base is dated to the 2nd half of 4th c BC; possibly 337-332 BC?