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Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Elaine Matthews (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides an interpretative guide to using a fundamental resource for the study of the ancient Greek world. Personal names are a statement of identity, a personal choice by parents for their ... More


Was there an Anthroponymy of Euboian Origin in the Chalkido-Eretrian Colonies of the West and of Thrace?

Denis Knoepfler

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/9780197264126.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the onomastics of the Euboian colonies of Sicily, Magna Graecia, and Thrace to determine the continuities with the names of the mother cities of Eretria and Chalkis. The ... More


The Ambiguous Name: The Limitations of Cultural Identity in Graeco-Roman Syrian Onomastics1

Maurice Sartre

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/9780197264126.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the limitations of cultural identity in Syrian onomastics during the Graeco-Roman period. It warns against jumping to a conclusion based on modern understanding of the ... More


Family Relations in Roman Lusitania: Social Change in a Roman Province?

Jonathan Edmondson

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.07
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates funerary commemorations in Lusitania, a province of ancient Rome, by analysing all funerary inscriptions from seven different towns or regions. Examining factors such as ... More


Names, Titles, and Other Possibilities

Matthew V. Novenson

in Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844579
eISBN:
9780199933075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844579.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter addresses the question whether the word “Christ” in Paul is used as a title or as a proper name. It is argued, against current majority opinion, that it is not the case that titles have ... More


Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Craig Dworkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book proposes a methodology for literary analysis. It demonstrates that attending to the material forms of language can reveal significations not otherwise accessible through conventional ... More


Introduction

Robert Parker

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The long introduction presents a typology of different forms of name change and presents the individual papers against this background, while also referring to other relevant studies.


Greek or Minoan? Names and Naming Habits in the Aegean Bronze Age

Torsten Meißner

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The decipherment of Linear B in 1952 has added a completely new historical dimension to the study of Greek personal names. Due to the administrative nature of the texts, the Linear B documents ... More


Aigeai and Pella: A Tale of Two Cities in Macedonia

Miltiades Hatzopoulos

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The recent publication of the second fascicle of the Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Lower Macedonia (Ἐπιγραφὲς Κάτω Μακεδονίας‎) now offers us the opportunity to compare the onomastic profile of the ... More


The Four Seasons of Boeotian, and Particularly Thespian, Onomastics

Denis Knoepfler

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

More than Euboea, Boeotia lends itself to a diachronic study of personal names since the epigraphic evidence is evenly distributed across the centuries, from the 5th BC to the third century. AD. ... More


Onomastic Interactions: Greek and Thracian Names

Dan Dana

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This article treats certain evolutions in the system of personal naming in the north Balkan regions, many of them being the product of onomastic interactions between Greeks and Thracians, as ... More


Lycian, Persian, Greek, Roman: Chronological Layers and Structural Developments in the Onomastics of Lycia

Christof Schuler

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lycia in southwestern Asia Minor is a region which was particularly characterized by the mingling of diverse cultural traits. Persian, Greek, and Roman influences interacted with a strong Anatolian ... More


The Life of Words: Etymology and Modern Poetry

David-Antoine Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198812470
eISBN:
9780191892585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For centuries, investigations into the origins of words were entwined with investigations into the origins of humanity and the cosmos. With the development of modern etymological practice in the ... More


Proper Names: A Millian Account

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198778158
eISBN:
9780191823602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778158.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the aims and consequences of the Millian theory of proper names, namely the view that proper names are devices of non-indexical, rigid, and direct reference. Its main aim is that ... More


The Onomastic Imagination

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The logic of the name, compounded by Jacques Derrida’s specific understanding of the operation the signature, is the subject of this chapter, which looks at that ways in which proper names animate, ... More


The Logic of the Work

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Three takes up Derrida’s concept of the signature—in which authorial name, signature literary style, and the chance association of the signifier align in a series of congruent affirmations. ... More


The Logic of Registration

Craig Dworkin

in Radium of the Word: A Poetics of Materiality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226743424
eISBN:
9780226743738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743738.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter reads the wildly irregular, typographically idiosyncratic prose pages of Andy Warhol’s notorious a: a novel. Ostensibly the direct, unartificed transcript of a day in the life of ... More


Fulfilling the Name

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses onomastics, the study of names, to compare the intersecting stories of two women who lived in the Iroquois-Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake. The Iroquoian concept of requickening ... More


The Gymnasium and Greek Identity

Mario C. D. Paganini

in Gymnasia and Greek Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192845801
eISBN:
9780191938122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845801.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on questions of identity more clearly and provides an analysis of its different implications, to show how the communities of the gymnasia of Hellenistic Egypt, while following ... More


Plotting Strategies, Networks, and Communities in Classical Athens: The Evidence of Slave Names

Kostas Vlassopoulos

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198726494
eISBN:
9780191793301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the neglected topic of slave names as a source of social history demonstrating that they do more than simply illustrate the distinction between free and slave. Even though the ... More


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