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Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN)

Publication Details

  • Subscription Type FREE
  • Publisher The Classics Centre, The Old Boys' High School, Oxford
  • Languages English, Greek
  • Resource Types Reference Source
  • Description The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) was established to collect and publish with documentation all known ancient Greek personal names (including non-Greek names recorded in Greek, and Greek names in Latin), drawn from all available sources (literature, inscriptions, graffiti, papyri, coins, vases and other artefacts), within the period from the earliest Greek written records (eighth century B.C.) through, approximately, the sixth century A.D. The work thus starts with the period of epichoric scripts, embraces the classical and hellenistic periods of Greek history, following dialect and the development of koine, and continues through the period of the Roman Empire when Greek nomenclature underwent changes as a result of Roman rule, and religious, social and other factors. Excluded names include mythological and heroic names, Mycenaean names, later Byzantine names and geographical names.