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Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Robert Parker


Changing Names investigates, in relation to the ancient Greek world, the ways in which preferences in personal name-giving change: through shifts in population, cultural contact and imperialism, the popularity of new gods, celebrity status of individuals, increased openness to external influence, and shifts in local fashion. Several major kinds of change due to cultural contact occurred: Greek names spread in regions outside Greece that were subject to Greek cultural influence (and later conquest), while conversely the Roman conquest of the Greek world led to various degrees of adoption of the ... More

Keywords: Greek onomastic, Ancient Greece, Roman names, Christianisation, Minoan language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266540
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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