Person: Aristis son of Pheidon from Kleonai (Argolid)

Person ID: 7558
Name: Aristis
Father's Name: Pheidon
Place of Origin: Kleonai (Argolid)
List of Festivals:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia)
List of Events:
Nemea in Argos (Argeia) on ( -561 to -551 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pankration
List of References:
Bradeen, D., 'Inscriptions from Nemea', 320-330 in: Hesperia 35, 1966, 320, no. 1
Nemea Museum catalogue no. I 4
SEG 11 (1954), no. 290
List of Prosopographies:
Kostouros (2008), no. 22
Comment: The inscription consists of an elegiac couplet on the base of an offering, with a third line whose metrical definition is not clear (6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.1.8, 6.1.11), which refers to four victories by Aristis, son of Pheidon of Kleonai, in the pancration. Most commentators have dated the inscription mainly by reference to the date for the foundation of the Nemea given by Eusebius/Jerome. McGregor, following Herodotus suggests that Aristis is the brother of of Leocedes, one of the suitors of Agariste, the daughter of Cleisthenes, sometime in the first third of the 6c BC (McGegor, 1941, 275-276). Meiggs and Lewis suggest that Pheidon, father of Aristis, was a descendant of the Argive royal house living in exile in Kleonai (Meiggs and Lewis, 1988, 18).