Person: Melankomas from ? (Caria)

Person ID: 3941
Name: Melankomas
Place of Origin: ? (Caria)
Date Range: 20 to 120
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( 20 to 120 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: ___
List of References:
D.C. 28.9-10
Poliakoff, AJPhil. 108 (1987), pp. 511-518
Robert, Hellenica, XI-XII, p. 338
List of Prosopographies:
Moretti (1957), no. 775
Moretti (1992), no. 775
Comment: Moretti estimates that the man was born around 20-25 AD. Therefore, his victories should be dated within a century of this date. Dio Chrysostom informs us about Melankomas' son (referred to by Moretti as Melankomas II), who was active as a boxer. Hence, Moretti assumes that the father was also a boxer. According to Dio, Melankomas was a very famous man, who also won many other victories. The other victories are not specified. (καὶ τὸν πατέρα, ἐνδοξότατον ὄντα, τὸν Μελαγκόμαν ἐκεῖνον τὸν ἀπὸ τῆς Καρίας, ἄλλους τε ἀγῶνας καὶ Ὀλυμπίασι νικήσαντα, D.C. 28.9).