Elis, Olympia 113th – 115th Olympiad.

328 BC. The first non-noble Macedonian


Klinton won the stade of 328 BC.

Stade the stadion race, a race over about 190 metres (620 feet), measured after the feet of Hercules. The word stadium is derived from this foot race.

A third foot race, the dolichos(“long race”), was introduced in the next Olympiad. Accounts of the race’s distance differ, it seems to have been from twenty to twenty-four laps of the track, around 7.5 km to 9 km, although it may have been lengths rather than laps and thus half as far.

The last running event added to the Olympic program
was the hoplitodromos, or “Hoplite race”, introduced in 520 BC and traditionally run as the last race of the games. Competitors ran either a single or double diaulos (approximately 400 or 800 metres) in full military armour. The hoplitodromos was based on a war tactic of soldiers running in full armorto surprise the enemy.

At the Olympics these years

Satyros of Elis
Who won the Olympics (Boxing) 328 and earlier 332 BC became iconic figure by sculptor Silanoin.

Elis, Olympia 113th – 115th Olympiad.

328 – 320 BC.
Hemidrachm, 2.77g.
BCD 210
Extremely Rare (R3) / VF

Olympia Hemidrachm, head of Olympia / eagle, unpublished, ex Rhousopoulos and BCD Olympia 210 , Hera mint. AR Hemidrachm Hoover 457

Obv: Head of Olympia right, her hair in a roll. Rev. Eagle standing right with wings spread, looking back. Apparently unpublished.

From the Rhousopoulos and BCD collections; ex Leu 90 (2004), 210.

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