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A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names: Volume V.B: Coastal Asia Minor: Caria to Cilicia: Volume 5B

ISBN : 9780198705826

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Author: 
T. Corsten; J. S. Balzat; R. W. V. Catling; E. Chiricat; F. Marchand
Pages
536 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
240 x 321 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
Series
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names
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This is the seventh volume of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names to be published, a work which offers comprehensive documentation of named individuals in the Greek-speaking world in the period from c. 700 BC to 600 AD, drawn from all sources (predominantly written in Greek and to a lesser extent in Latin). It is the second of three volumes that comprise the personal names attested in Asia Minor. This particular volume is concerned with its southern coast, incorporating the ancient regions of Caria, Lycia, Pamphylia, and Cilicia, and thus completes coverage of the coastal regions. The volume documents more than 44,500 individuals who between them bore in excess of 8,400 different names. In contrast to those parts of Asia Minor facing the Aegean, Propontis, and Black Sea, there was little Greek settlement along the southern coast. So, in this volume particular interest attaches to the very large number of non-Greek names originating in the languages of the indigenous peoples of these regions - Carian, Lycian, Sidetic, and Pisidian - all of them descended from the Hittite-Luwian languages spoken in Anatolia in the second and early first millennia BC. The volume provides the raw material that allows us to see how indigenous names gave way first to Greek and later to Latin names, and how the pace of these changes varies from one region to another as one aspect of those processes of acculturation labelled as 'hellenization' and 'Romanization'. It contains a detailed introduction which addresses the definition of each of the regions and their cultural identity in terms both of geography and language and onomastics. It also guides the user through some of the problems of topography, dialect, and the treatment of non-Greek names, as well as providing some detailed statistics that point to interesting regional patterns.

About the author: 

Jean-Sebastien Balzat has been a member of the editorial staff of LGPN since 2010, having been Macmillan-Rodewald Student at the British School at Athens.; Richard Catling has been a member of the editorial staff of LGPN since 1990, working on Volume III.A and subsequent volumes.; Edouard Chiricat is a former foreign student at the Ecole Normale Superieure and assistant researcher at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He joined the editorial staff of LGPN in Oxford in 2009, where he also worked as assistant editor of Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI from 2009-2012.; Fabienne Marchand was part of the editorial staff of LGPN between 2005 and 2008. She went on to hold a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at St Annes College, Oxford, and in 2011 was appointed to a research fellowship at the University of Warwick. In 2014 she will join the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).; Thomas Corsten was part of the editorial staff of LGPN from 2000-2002, preparing the ground for Volume V (Asia Minor), and has maintained a lasting role in this work, not least as editor of Volume V.A. Since 2010 he has held the Chair of Greek History and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna. He is one of the editors of Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum and on the editorial board of several academic journals (including Tyche and Gephyra).

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