Agias, Son of Aknonios

Illustration

James Lloyd
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published on 03 November 2014

A votive marble offering in the style of Lysippos from the Daochos Monument at Delphi; over-life-size at 2m tall; Late Classical; c.336- 332 BCE.

Agias was the grandfather of Daochos II, who dedicated the monument, and a highly successful wrestler at the Panhellenic festivals, as the inscription at the base of the statue clarifies: "You are the first from the Thessalian land to be victorious in the Pankration at the Olympic games, Hagias son of Aknonios, from Pharsalos, [having been victorious] five times at Nemea, three times in the Pythian games, [and] five times at the Isthmos; and no one yet has dragged the trophies from your hands."



About the Author

James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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