Sotades of Crete

Sotades of Crete was an ancient Olympic runner.


Winner in the long distance race, the dolichos of 384 BC.

Afterwards Sotades was bribed by the Ephesians to be proclaimed as a citizen of Ephesos (Ephesus) and was subsequently exiled by the Cretans.

Sotades competed again as a citizen of Ephesus in 380 BC.


  • Pausanias 6.18.6; A 227
  • Sport and spectacle in the ancient world by Donald G. Kyle. Page 131. ISBN 0-631-22971-X
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