Олимпийские игры в политике и культуре
The origin of Diodorus' evidences (XIV, 109; XV, 7) on Olympic embassy of Dionysius I, a tyrant of Syracuse, is discussed. The author argues that the both texts go back to Philistus' narrative of the event and that the differences between them are hardly to be explained with Diodorus' using of Timaean and Ephorean accounts. It seems that Timaeus rewrote the original story of Philistus in antityrannical sense and provided it with some doubtful details, and Diodorus in his work fell under influence of his tale, but nevertheless preserved earlier version as well. Moreover, the date of the embassy is under question also.