Introduction <i>Eθνoς</i> and <i>Γένoς</i>

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264287
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191753978 | DOI:

Series: Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

Introduction Eθνoς and Γένoς

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This introductory chapter surveys the various meanings given to the two terms ἔθνος and γένος in documentary and literary usage. It aims to enable the reader to follow the detailed analysis of selected parts of the text of Stephanus and the associated aspects of ancient Greek concepts of ethnicity, in practice and in theory.

Keywords: ancient Greek vocabulary; ethnic terminology; ethnicity; Stephanus

Chapter.  3311 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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