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Introduction

Elaine Matthews

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264126
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the origins of ancient Greek personal names. The chapters in this book are from the second Lexicon of Greek Personal Names colloquium held at Saint Hilda's College in March 2003. They explore the mythological and heroic names in the onomastics of Atrax, Thessalian personal names, and Greek interpretation of Iranian names.

Keywords: Greek personal names; colloquium; mythological names; heroic names; Atrax; Thessalian personal names; Iranian names

Chapter.  2994 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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