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Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Robert Parker


It has been said that the study of names is a ‘paradigm case of the convergence of disciplines, where the history of language meets social history’. This volume illustrates that truth in relation to a privileged area of investigation, ancient Anatolia: the evidence from ancient Anatolia has exceptional chronological depth, reaching back to the second millennium BC; under the Roman empire it acquires exceptional density; and it has a complexity which reflects the arrival of many waves of immigrants (Persians, Greeks, Thracians, Galatians, Jews, Romans) in a region that was already culturally di ... More

Keywords: ersonal names, ancient Anatolia, psychology of naming, Louis Robert, Persians, Galatians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265635
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Parker, editor
Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford