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Socrates of Pellene won the boys' race, and Amertes of Elis the wrestlers' match for boys at Olympia, besides beating all competitors in the men's wrestling match at Pytho. It is not said who made the statue of Socrates, but that of Amertes is from the band of Phradmon of Argos. Euanoridas of Elis won the boys' wrestling-match both at Olympia and at Nemea. When he was made an umpire he joined the ranks of those who have recorded at Olympia the names of the victors. As to the boxer, by name Dama
tor in the boys' boxing match. The statue of Euthymenes for his victory over the boys was made by Alypus; the statue of Damocritus was made by Cleon, and that of Philip the Azanian by Myron. The story of Promachus, son of Dryon, a pancratiast of Pellene, will be included in my account of the Achaeans.See Paus. 7.27.5.
Not far from Promachus is set up the statue of Timasitheus, a Delphian by birth, the work of Ageladas of Argos. This athlete won in the pancratium two victories at Olympia and thr
When the Ionians were gone the Achaeans divided their land among themselves and settled in their cities. These were twelve in number, at least such as were known to all the Greek world; Dyme, the nearest to Elis, after it Olenus, Pharae, Triteia, Rhypes, Aegium, Ceryneia, Bura, Helice also and Aegae, Aegeira and Pellene, the last city on the side of Sicyonia. In them, which had previously been inhabited by Ionians, settled the Achaeans and their princes. Those who held the greatest power among the Achaeans were the sons of Tisamenus, Daimenes, Sparton, Tellis and Leontomenes; his eldest son, Cometes, had already crossed with a fleet to Asia. These then at the time held sway among the Achaeans along with Damasias, the son of Penthilus, the son of Orestes, who on his father's side was cousin to the sons of Tisamenus. Equally powerful with the chiefs already mentioned were two Achaeans from Lacedaemon, Preugenes and his son, whose name was Patreus. The Achaeans allowed them to found a ci
When the Greeks no longer took concerted action, but each state acted for itself alone, the Achaeans enjoyed their greatest power. For except Pellene no Achaean city had at any time suffered from tyranny, while the disasters of war and of pestilence touched Achaia less than any other part of Greece. So we have what was called the Achaean League, and the Achaeans had a concerted policy and carried out concerted actions. As a place of assembly they resolved to have Aegium, for, after Helice had b
interval. Some too who lived outside the Isthmus were persuaded to join the Achaean League by its unbroken growth in power.
Alone among the Greeks the Lacedaemonians were the bitter enemies of the Achaeans and openly carried on war against them. Pellene, a city of the Achaeans, was captured by Agis, the son of Eudamidas, who was king at Sparta; but he was immediately driven out by the Sicyonians under Aratus. Cleomenes, the son of Leonidas, the son of Cleonymus, king of the other royal house, w
The city of Pellene is on a hill which rises to a sharp peak at its summit. This part then is preci
enian acropolis and at Plataea. The people of Pellene also say that a shrine of Athena sinks deep i e throughout the whole city.
There is also at Pellene a sanctuary of Apollo, the Strangers' God, an the register of youths. Here stands a man of Pellene called Promachus, the son of Dryon, who won p too that when a war arose between Corinth and Pellene, Promachus killed a vast number of the enemy. as.Unknown.
Be this as it may, the people of Pellene hold Promachus in the highest honor. But Chae e is because he overthrew the constitution of Pellene, and received from Alexander, the son of Phil be set up as tyrant of one's own fatherland.
Pellene has also a sanctuary of Eileithyia, which is to Poseidon.
About sixty stades distant from Pellene is the Mysaeum, a sanctuary of the Mysian Dem us. Rivers come down from the mountains above Pellene, the one on the side nearest Aegeira being ca [2 more...]