Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics

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

Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics

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Chapter 6 showed the long history of metonomasy, which is preserved in a number of entries in documentary evidence and particularly in Stephanus, relating to cities and communities of the Classical world. It also investigated the reverse process, by which ethnics of cities that had for one reason or another ceased to exist as independent bodies continued to be used, particularly (but not exclusively) in peripheral regions such as Egypt. This chapter looks forward to the new world, particularly the early Hellenistic age, which brought into being new urban settlements, with politically eponymous titles.

Keywords: Hellenistic age; urban settlements; eponymous titles; metonomasy

Chapter.  5073 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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