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Introduction

Elaine Matthews

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the origins of ancient Greek personal names. The chapters in this book are from the second Lexicon of Greek Personal Names ... More


Mythological and Heroic Names in the Onomastics of Atrax (Thessaly)

Jean-Claude Decourt and Athanasios Tziafalias

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines heroic and mythological names in the onomastics in Atrax in Thessaly. It explains that Atrax is just a modest town that until recently had only fifteen inscriptions to its name, ... More


The Twelve Tribes of Atrax: a Lexical Study

Laurence Darmezin and Athanasios Tziafalias

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines an unpublished inscription which reveals the names of the twelve tribes of Atrax and a number of other civic subdivisions. The findings indicate that while most of the tribal ... More


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