Person: Leontiskos from Messana (Sicily)

Person ID: 930
Name: Leontiskos
Place of Origin: Messana (Sicily)
Date Range: -460 to -450
List of Festivals:
Olympia in Elis (Elis)
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -480 to -450 )
Olympia in Elis (Elis) on ( -480 to -450 )
Pythia in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -460 to -450 )
List of Disciplines:
combat sports: pale
List of References:
P.Oxy 222
Paus. 6.2.10
Paus. 6.4.3
List of Prosopographies:
Strasser (2001), no. 49
Moretti (1957), no. 271, 285
Comment: Leontiskos was from Messana, but maybe originally from Zancle (Paus. 6.2.1). He won twice at the Olympic games; once at the Pythia. Apparently, he would not wrestle his opponent, but bend his fingers. His statue was made by Pythagoras of Rhegium. Hence, at date around 480 to 450 BC. Moretti 1957, no. 285 gives his first victory at the 81st Olympiad (= 456 BC) and his second at the 82nd Olympiad (= 452 BC). - DL