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Ethnic names
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Ethnic names of all kinds (e.g. Κρῆτες, Κορίνθιοι, Campānī, Ligurēs) have been passed down to us in abundance from Graeco-Roman antiquity, as have ktetika to describe objects or abstract concepts (κρητικός, κορινθιακός, campānicus, ligustīnus). Ethnic names (EN) can act as place names (Λοκροί, Tarquiniī) and as personal names (Mycenaean dat. i-ja-wo-ne /Iāwonei/). As in the case of place names, progenitors were also invented in antiquity for EN (Ἕλλην, Δῶρος, Αἴολος, Ἰταλός;  Aeolus [1],  Dorus,  Hellen,  Italus). Among the ethnic names two types can be …

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García-Ramón, José Luis (Cologne), “Ethnic names”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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