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Headword: *(ippo/maxos
Adler number: iota,572
Translated headword: Hippomakhos, Hippomachos, Hippomachus
Vetting Status: high
Of Elis; he overcame three opponents[1] without receiving a blow. And a certain Polites from Keramos, in Karia in Thrace,[2] showed excellence in running [when switching] from the longest and most arduous distance: in the briefest of moments he adjusted [from that] to the shortest and fastest event.
Greek Original:
*(ippo/maxos, *)hlei=os, katemaxe/sato trei=s a)ntagwnista\s ou)de\ plhgh\n deca/menos. kai\ *poli/ths tis e)k *kera/mou, th=s e)n *qra/|kh| *kari/as, th\n a)reth\n a)nafai/nwn tw=n podw=n a)po\ mhki/stou kai\ diarkesta/tou: kai\ di' o)ligi/stou dh\ kairou= meqhrmo/sato e)pi\ to\ braxu/taton o(mou= kai\ w)/kiston.
From Pausanias 6.12.6 and (for Polites) 6.13.3.
[1] In an Olympic boxing competition for boys.
[2] The words "in Thrace" are a nonsensical addition to what Pausanias says.
Keywords: athletics; biography; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2001@06:55:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@23:45:20.
David Whitehead (supplemented headword and translation; cosmetics) on 3 August 2003@03:57:41.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@07:51:29.


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