Person: Eupolos

Person ID: 3715
Name: Eupolos
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -388 to -388 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pugme
List of References:
Paus. 5.21.3-4
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 384
Comment: Eupolos bribed his opponents (see also entry no. 304) and was fined for it. Six images of Zeus were erected to commemorate this first instance of cheating. The epigrams remind the reader that one cannot win at the Olympic games through bribery and act as warnings to the Greeks not to bribe at the Olympic games. Some of the images were made by Kleon of SIkyon.