Chaeron of Pellene

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Chaeron (Ancient Greek: Χαίρων) was a wrestler and tyrant from Pellene, ancient Achaea.

Chearon won twice at the Isthmian Games and four times at the Ancient Olympic Games, between 356 BC and 344 BC. Alexander the Great made him tyrant of Pellene.[1] He was also a student of Plato.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias Description of Greece 7.27.7
  2. ^ J. Dillon, The Heirs of Plato. A Study of the Old Academy (347 - 274 BC) OUP (2003) - page 14