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(Φρύνων; Phrýnōn).

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[1] Olympic victor

Victor at Olympia. Moretti [1. no. 58] dates his victory (in the pankration rather than the stadion) [2. 213: A 68] to the 36th Games = 636 BC. According to ancient tradition he died in 607/6 in a duel with  Pittacus of Mytilene over the ownership of  Sigeum. His activities as an oikistḗs (founder of a colony) suggests an aristocratic origin ([3. 63], otherwise [4. 160 note 59]).


1 L. Moretti, Olympionikai, 1957

2 D.G. …

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Decker, Wolfgang (Cologne) and Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough), “Phrynon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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