|Anthologia Palatina XIII 16
Poem celebrating the victory of Kyniska:
My forefathers and brothers are kings of Sparta
This poem is written on the base of the statue in Olympia, which was excavated by German archaeologists. (I. Olympia 160) Under the poem is written the name of the sculptor, Apelleas, son of Kallikles. Because this was a famous poem, it was integrated in a Byzantine anthology, the Anthologia Palatina, and in this way it was also preserved through the literary tradition.
Kyniska's statue was also mentioned by Pausanias: