On the Heracleids at Thebes (Prizes at the Lykaia)

Author Polemon
Subject Lykaion Games

Polemon Periegeta, frag. 26, (FHG III, 123; scholion to Pindar, Olympian Odes VIII, 153).

Polemon, in his On the Heracleids at Thebes, says that bronze was the prize at the Lykaia in Arcadia, as in common the deeds and the bronze one must receive, which Pindar says; and the bronze in Argos made known the deeds in Arkadia and at Thebes. For in these places are given bronze tripods. And many games are held in Arkadia: the Lykaia, Koreia, Aleaia, and Hermaia. And at Thebes the Herakleia. But these are called also the Iolaeia... Thus Aristonokos.