Person: Bykelos from Sikyon (Sikyionia)

Person ID: 3448
Name: Bykelos
Place of Origin: Sikyon (Sikyionia)
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -420 to -380 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Paus. 6.13.7
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 370
Comment: Bykelos was the first of the Sikyonians to win the boys' boxing-match at the Olympic games. His statue was made by Kanachos (II) of Sikyon, pupil of Polykleitos of Argos. Pliny the Elder (N.H. 34.19) places the heydays of this Kanachos in the 95th Olympiad (ca. 400 BC). Hence, our approximate dating. Moretti 1957, no. 370 suggests the 96th Olympiad (= 396 BC). (Moretti gives Paus. 6.13.6 instead of 6.13.7)