James Davidson: Greek Names
23 September 2010
Show More A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names. Vol. V.A Coastal Asia Minor: Pontos to Ionia edited by T. Corsten.
Oxford, 496 pp., £125, March 2010, 978 0 19 956743 0Show More
“... namesake Mr Buonarroti (who had in fact been born in March). Names produce affinity (oikeiot-es) Socrates says of his namesake Young Socrates in Plato’s Statesman, or as Lévi-Strauss put it: ‘Un Jean est un membre de la classe des Jeans.’ Until very recently, most European countries fiercely resisted such typically English laissez-faire. You could not use surnames as forenames; you could not ...”