Timasitheus of Delphi

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Timasitheus of Delphi
Born c. 690
Died c. 508

Timasitheus (Ancient Greek: Τιμασίθεος) was an athlete of Delphi, who was victorious several times in the pankration at the Olympic and Pythian Games, and was also distinguished as a brave soldier.[1]

Background[edit]

He was one of the partisans of the Athenian archon Isagoras when the latter seized the Acropolis with the help of Cleomenes I. The citadel was besieged by the Athenians, and Timasitheus was one of those who fell into their hands, and was put to death. Pausanias mentions a statue of Timasitheus at Olympia, the work of Ageladas the Argive.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elder, Edward (1867), "Timasitheus (2)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 3, Boston, pp. 1135–1136 
  2. ^ Herodotus, v. 72.
  3. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, vi. 8.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.