Personal Names
(2,716 words)

Abstract

Tens of thousands of Greek personal names have survived in literary and epigraphic sources, some of which are still common first names in our times. The conservatism in name giving ensured, directly or indirectly, the preservation of information pertaining to many central aspects of the Greek world (history, mythology, religion, literature,…

Cite this page
Christina Katsikadeli, “Personal Names”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 26 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000277>
First published online: 2013



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