This chapter examines heroic and mythological names in the onomastics in Atrax in Thessaly. It explains that Atrax is just a modest town that until recently had only fifteen inscriptions to its name, but which now number more than 500. The chapter suggests that if there is one aspect of the nomenclature of Atrax that deserves to be emphasized, it is the inspiration which it draws from various facets of Thessalian mythology and from the Achaian substratum.
Keywords: mythological names; heroic names; onosmatics; Atrax; Thessaly; Thessalian mythology; Achaian substratum
Chapter. 5670 words.
Subjects: Classical Literature
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