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
“... names, especially for boys. On my first day at primary school I was surrounded by boys with what I still think of as normal classic names: Simon, Mark, Peter, Andrew, Paul, Martin, Michael, Stephen, Richard, Robert, David. Girls’ names remained more modish: some Sarahs, Anns and Elizabeths and even some residual Marys, but also plenty of Janets, Jackies, Lisas and Debbies, who soared and plummeted ...”