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Phrynon
Phrynon
of Athens
Athens
(Greek: Φρύνων ο Αθηναίος; Athens; before 657 BC – Sigeum; c. 606 BC) was a general of ancient Athens, and a winner in ancient Olympic Games.[1][2] Biography[edit] Phrynon
Phrynon
was born in Athens
Athens
before 657 BC. In 636 BC he won the stadion or pentathlon in the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(36th Olympiad).[1][3] Later he became a general of Athens. In the period 608–606 BC a war was conducted by Athens
Athens
against Mytilene
Mytilene
over control of Sigeum.[1] Phrynon
Phrynon
was the general of the Athenians.[2] In order to end the conflict quickly, Phrynon
Phrynon
accepted the invitation to duel made by the Mytilenean general Pittacus (one of the Seven Sages of Greece).[1][2] Phrynon
Phrynon
was defeated at the duel, because Pittacus had a hidden net beneath his shield and with it caught and killed him.[4] Pittacus thus won the war for his homeland. The aristocrat and poet Alcaeus of Mytilene
Mytilene
wrote several poems about this conflict. The Athenian soldiers received the corpse of their general, and withdrawing from Mytilene
Mytilene
carried it back to Athens, where Phrynon
Phrynon
was buried with honors.[2] References[edit]

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^ a b c d Karl Otfried Müller, ed. (1839). The history and antiquities of the Doric race. 2. Translated by Lewis, George Cornewall; Tufnell, Henry. London: Murray (Robarts - University of Toronto). pp. 452–453 App. VI.  ^ a b c d Great Greek Encyclopedia, Pavlos Drandakis, ed.,Greek: «Φρύνων ο Αθηναίος» vol. 24, p. 231. ^ Eusebius of Caesarea, Chronicle [1]. ^ Philosophes de Diogène Laërce (in French). Chapter IV (Pittacus), p. 74.

See also[edit]

Olympic winners of the Stadion race

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Sports

Foot races

Diaulos Dolichos Hoplitodromos Stadion

Horse races

Apene Chariot of polos Decapolon Kalpe Keles Perfect chariot Polos Synoris Synoris
Synoris
of polos Tethrippon Tethrippon
Tethrippon
of polos

Combat

Boxing Pankration Wrestling

Special

Herald and Trumpet contest Pentathlon

Winners

Acanthus of Sparta Agasias of Arcadia Agesarchus of Tritaea Alcibiades
Alcibiades
of Athens Alexander I of Macedon Anaxilas
Anaxilas
of Messenia Aratus of Sicyon Archelaus I of Macedon Arrhichion
Arrhichion
of Phigalia Arsinoe II Astylos of Croton Berenice I of Egypt Bilistiche Chaeron of Pellene Chilon of Patras Chionis of Sparta Cimon Coalemos Coroebus of Elis Cylon of Athens Cynisca
Cynisca
of Sparta Damarchus Demaratus
Demaratus
of Sparta Desmon of Corinth Diagoras of Rhodes Diocles of Corinth Ergoteles of Himera Euryleonis Herodorus of Megara Hiero I of Syracuse Hypenus of Elis Hysmon
Hysmon
of Elis Iccus of Taranto Leonidas of Rhodes Leophron Milo of Croton Nero
Nero
Caesar Augustus Oebotas of Dyme Onomastus of Smyrna Orsippus
Orsippus
of Megara Peisistratos
Peisistratos
of Athens Phanas of Pellene Philinus of Cos Philip II of Macedon Philippus of Croton Phrynon
Phrynon
of Athens Polydamas of Skotoussa Pythagoras of Laconia Pythagoras of Samos Sostratus of Pellene Theagenes of Thasos Theron of Acragas Tiberius
Tiberius
Caesar Augustus Timasitheus of Delphi Troilus of Elis Varazdat
Varazdat
of Armenia Xenophon of Aegium Xenophon of Corinth

Lists of winners

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