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Was there an Anthroponymy of Euboian Origin in the Chalkido-Eretrian Colonies of the West and of Thrace?

Denis Knoepfler

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/9780197264126.003.0006

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Was there an Anthroponymy of Euboian Origin in the Chalkido-Eretrian Colonies of the West and of Thrace?

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This chapter examines the onomastics of the Euboian colonies of Sicily, Magna Graecia, and Thrace to determine the continuities with the names of the mother cities of Eretria and Chalkis. The findings indicate that the limited Archaic evidence at both Eretria and Chalkis makes it impossible to measure exactly the extent to which the Euboian colonists retained or renewed their stock of personal names in their new environment. Despite this, the analysis of personal names confirms the historiographical tradition concerning the foundation of the settlements by the cities of central Euboia.

Keywords: onomastics; Euboian colonies; Sicily; Magna Graecia; Thrace; Eretria; Chalkis; personal names; historiographical tradition

Chapter.  16313 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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