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Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser


This volume is a contribution to the study of the ancient Greek vocabulary used to describe the local origins of individuals. It sheds light on ancient grammarians, and other ancient writers (many of them ‘lost’ in the sense that they survive only in quotations in later sources). At the heart of the volume is a study of the sources that lie behind an enigmatic treatise, which survives only in epitome: the Ethnika of the grammarian Stephanus of Byzantium. This supplement to the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names is the final work of its founding editor (d. 2007).

Keywords: ancient Greek vocabulary, local origins, ancient grammarians, ancient writers, Ethnika, Stephanus of Byzantium, Greek Personal Names

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264287
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. M. Fraser, author
formerly Emeritus Reader in Hellenistic History, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy

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