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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia$
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Robert Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265635

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.001.0001

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Simple Names in Ionia1

Simple Names in Ionia1

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(p.107) 7 Simple Names in Ionia1
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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia
Author(s):

Curbera Jaime

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.003.0007

The most significant work written so far about Greek onomastics in Asia Minor (Louis Robert’s Noms indigènes de l’Asie Mineure) mainly demonstrates the excessively ‘indigenist’ interpretation of personal names. The question of non-Greek names has dominated studies in this field. The aim of this paper is to explain the use and the nature of Greek simple names in Ionia. The first part deals with general questions, such as the origin of simple names and the role of baby-talk in their formation, their relationship with nicknames and second names, their evolution and how they can contribute to a better knowledge of Ionic colloquial language. The second part is a commentary on thirty-nine typical or significant Ionic names: Akkês, Alpalê, Bábōn, Bállaros, Bastâs, Bátalos, Bátion, Baûs, Billâs, Bisthâs, Bíttaros, Bóa, Botâs, Boutalînos, Boutâs, Gellías, Grŷttos, Kíllos, Kírōn, Kollybâs, Konníōn, Kôkos, Kōlōtēs, Minníōn, Mitýlos, Myschês, Mytâs, Nánnichos, Nóssos, Pátaikos, Pósthōn, Sálaros, Sannâs, Smórdos, Sýrphax, Phíttalos, Phórys, Chorēgíōn, Psychâs.

Keywords:   simple names, nicknames, baby-talk, colloquial language, Ionia

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