Oebotas of Dyme

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Oebotas of Dyme, the son of Oenias, was an ancient Greek athlete from Dyme who won the stadion race in the sixth Ancient Olympic Games in 756 BC.[1] [2] The stadion race (about 180 meters) was the only competition in the first 13 Olympiads.

He was the first winner from Achaea. A statue in his honour was erected in Olympia. It was customary for Achaeans who were going to compete in the Olympics to make a sacrifice to him. If they were victorious, they would lay a wreath at the base of his statue. In addition, Oebotas's tomb could be seen in the vicinity of Dyme.[2]

References

  1. ^ Eusebius. Chronicon (English translation from Latin, original Greek lost) at Attalus.org
  2. ^ a b Pausanias. Description of Greece, Book 7.

See also

Olympic winners of the Stadion race



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