Cynisca was a member of Spartan royalty who won the chariot race in the Olympics of 396 BCE
reges mei patres et fratres,
velocipedum equorum vincens Cynisca
erexi. Solam autem me aio mulierum
Hellade ex omni
hanc reportasse coronam.
βασιλήες εμοί πατέρες και αδελφοί
άρμασι δ ώκυπόδων
ίππων νικώσα Κυνίσκα
έστησα Μόναν δε με φαμί γυναικών
Ελλάδος εκ πάσας
τόνδε λαβείν στέφανον
--Greek Anthology xiii.16, Translated into Latin by Frederick Duebner
My forefathers & brothers were Kings of Sparta;
I, Cynisca, erect this monument
In my chariot-racing victory.
Of all the women in Greece,
I alone can say that I brought home the prize.
Greek Anthology; Anthologia Graeca;
The Greek Anthology is a modern
collection of Greek lyric poetry compiled from various sources over the
course of Greco-Roman literature. The current collection was created from two
major sources, one from the 10th century CE and one from the 14th
century CE. The anthology contains authors spanning the entirety of Greek
literature, from archaic poets to Byzantine Christian poets.