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Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics$
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Elaine Matthews

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264126

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.001.0001

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

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

Chapter:
(p.87) 5 Was there an Anthroponymy of Euboian Origin in the Chalkido-Eretrian Colonies of the West and of Thrace?
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Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics
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Denis Knoepfler

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0006

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 findings indicate that the limited Archaic evidence at both Eretria and Chalkis makes it impossible to measure exactly the extent to which the Euboian colonists retained or renewed their stock of personal names in their new environment. Despite this, the analysis of personal names confirms the historiographical tradition concerning the foundation of the settlements by the cities of central Euboia.

Keywords:   onomastics, Euboian colonies, Sicily, Magna Graecia, Thrace, Eretria, Chalkis, personal names, historiographical tradition

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