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Greek Personal Names By Edited by Simon Hornblower (Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London)

Greek Personal Names
by Edited by Simon Hornblower (Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London)

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Drawing on the "Lexicon of Greek Personal Names", which identifies over 200,000 individuals, the contributors here demonstrate the uses to which name evidence can be put. They narrate stories of political and social change and explore the natural and supernatural phenomena which inspired them.
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Greek Personal Names: Their Value as Evidence by Edited by Simon Hornblower (Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London)

Within the great diversity of their world, the assertion of origin was essential to the ancient Greeks in defining their sense of who they were and how they distinguished themselves from neighbours and strangers. Each person's name might carry both identity and origin - 'I am' . . . inseparable from 'I come from' . . . Names have surfaced in many guises and locations - on coins and artefacts, embedded within inscriptions and manuscripts - carrying with them evidence even from prehistoric and preliterate times. The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names has already identified more than 200,000 individuals. The contributors to this volume draw on this resource to demonstrate the breadth of scholarly uses to which name evidence can be put. These essays narrate the stories of political and social change revealed by the incidence of personal names and cast a fascinating light upon both the natural and supernatural phenomena which inspired them. This volume offers dramatic illumination of the ways in which the ancient Greeks both created and interpreted their world through the specific language of personal names.

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Greek Personal Names Reviews


This is an absolutely fascinating book ... It deserves a very wide readership; in fact anybody with an interest in Ancient Greek culture will read it and feel very richly rewarded * The Anglo-Hellenic Review *
Simon Hornblower's outstanding evaluation of personal names * Greece & Rome *
This collection of essays makes a major contribution to historical onomastic studies * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

Table of Contents


Introduction ; Greek Personal Names and Linguistic Continuity ; Hippolytus and Lysippos: Remarks on Some Compounds with Hippo-, -ippos ; Theophoric Names and the History of Greek Religion ; Oropodoros: Anthroponymy, Geography, History ; L'histoire par les noms in Macedonia ; Foreign Names in Athenian Nomenclature ; Personal Names and the Study of the Ancient Historians ; Mirabilia and Personal Names ; Ethnics as Personal Names ; Index

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GOR009694918
Greek Personal Names: Their Value as Evidence by Edited by Simon Hornblower (Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London)
Edited by Simon Hornblower (Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University College London)
Proceedings of the British Academy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2000-12-01
192
0197262163
9780197262160
N/A
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