Person: Gaius Ilius Aurelius Protogenes from Anemurium (Cilicia)

Person ID: 588
Name: Gaius Ilius Aurelius Protogenes
Place of Origin: Anemurium (Cilicia)
Date Range: 190 to 235
List of Festivals:
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
Olympia in Olympia (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( 190 to 235 )
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( 190 to 235 )
Isthmia in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( 190 to 235 )
Olympia in Olympia (Elis) on ( 190 to 235 )
List of Agonistic Titles:
List of References:
Phoenix 27 (1973), 319-322
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 2.56
Weir (2004), p. 128
Strasser (2001), no. 289
Russell (1973), p. 319-327
Comment: There is debate whether the victor with the title of periodonikes in the Russell description is Protogenes or his son Gaius Julius Aurelius Protogenes Damoites. Farrington (2012) considers the victor in this inscription to be Protogenes (footnote 649). Russel, Anemurium 319-322 suggests that the victor won in a non-athletic contest (for example keryx or salpigktes). According to Farrington (2012), the victories were probably obtained somewhere between the end of the second century and the early third century (190-235). The specific victories of the periodos are unknown, therefore we assume that Protogenes was victorious at the traditional four festivals of the periodos. - YP