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Personal Names
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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, aspect…

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Christina Katsikadeli, “Personal Names”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000277>
First published online: 2013

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