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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 1080


VICTORIES OF A TRAGIC ACTOR FROM TEGEA

Greek text:   IG_5.2.118
Date:   c. 276-219 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Hellenistic games commonly included theatrical as well as athletic contests, and this anonymous actor was successful in both categories. His skill as a boxer clearly made him particularly good at depicting muscular characters such as Herakles and Antaios.

The inscription is dated by most writers to the middle of the third century B.C., but occasionally it has been assigned to a slightly later date in the 2nd century B.C.


[He was crowned as victor in]:




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