Person: Antonius Asklepiades from Aizanoi (Phrygia)

Person ID: 374
Name: Antonius Asklepiades
Place of Origin: Aizanoi (Phrygia)
Date Range: 75 to 100
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 93 to 93 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
List of References:
SEG 42.1186
SEG 42.1188
Wörrle (1992), no. 2 and 4, pp. 351-353
List of Prosopographies:
Gouw (2009), no. 23
Comment: The man came from a prominent family, see SEG entry. SEG and Gouw both suggest that the man's name was Antonius Asklepiades, but I wonder whether Asklepiades might rather be his father's name. Asklepiades Olympic victory became more impressive by winning 'without hitting the floor' (ἄπτως), 'without being grappled by an opponent' (ἀμεσολάβητος), and 'without receivin a bye' (ἀνεφεδρος). Gouw puts him as the son of a prominent family who resigned his athletic career to get into politics (Gouw).