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Greek Ethnic Terminology$
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P. M. Fraser

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264287

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001

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Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics

Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics

(p.167) 7 Hellenistic Eponymous Cities and Ethnics
Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser

British Academy

Chapter 6 showed the long history of metonomasy, which is preserved in a number of entries in documentary evidence and particularly in Stephanus, relating to cities and communities of the Classical world. It also investigated the reverse process, by which ethnics of cities that had for one reason or another ceased to exist as independent bodies continued to be used, particularly (but not exclusively) in peripheral regions such as Egypt. This chapter looks forward to the new world, particularly the early Hellenistic age, which brought into being new urban settlements, with politically eponymous titles.

Keywords:   Hellenistic age, urban settlements, eponymous titles, metonomasy

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