Onomastica: From Antiquity to the Byzantine Period
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Abstract

The term ‘onomasticon’ refers to erudite lexicographical works aimed at collecting and explaining names and expressions in order to provide the reader with the right way of referring to an item. Onomastica are usually ordered according to (wider or narrower) semantic fields, also including synonyms. Generally, ancient onomastica collected all words located from almost every field of material experience and human life, including rare, dialectal, a…

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Stefano Valente, “Onomastica: From Antiquity to the Byzantine Period”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000259>
First published online: 2013



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