Greek Personal Names
Their Value as Evidence
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Greek Personal Names by Elaine Matthews
Book DescriptionWithin 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780197262160
(242mm x 163mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elaine Matthews
Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics, Hardback (November 2007)
The names of the ancient Greeks, surviving in their tens of thousands, offer valuable insights into Greek society. This is an interpretative guide to the use of personal names as a resource for the study of both old Greece and the many other parts of the ancient world where Greeks traded and settled.
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Volume IV, Hardback (August 2005)
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names offers scholars a fully documented listing of all known personal names from the ancient Greek world, drawing on all available evidence from the earliest times to about AD 600. The present volume, IV, presents the onomastic material from Macedonia, Thrace, and the northern regions of the Black Sea.
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, Hardback (March 2000)» View all books by Elaine Matthews
The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names offers scholars a fully documented listing of all known personal names from the ancient Greek world, drawing on all available evidence from the earliest times to about AD 600. This volume presents the onomastic material from Central Greece.
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