British academy

CONFERENCE

Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

27-28 March 2003
St Hilda's College, Oxford

Second Colloquium of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names,
Spring Colloquium of the British Epigraphy Society,
sponsored by the British Academy

This conference, a sequel to that held at the British Academy in July 1998 which explored the value of names in various fields of classical studies, examines names as a means of measuring and interpreting interaction between Greeks and the cultures and languages with which they co-existed. The theme of 'old and new' refers also to the progress of LGPN itself, as its publication programme moves away from mainland Greece, through Northern Greece to the Black Sea area (LGPN IV) and on to Asia Minor (LGPN V.A and V.B).

Related pages:
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names homepage
British Epigraphy Society homepage


PROGRAMME


Thursday 27 March


9.45-10.30

Welcome and coffee


10.30-1.00

Chairman

  • Simon Hornblower

Speakers

  • Peter Fraser (Oxford): Mercenaries in Middle Egypt: the garrison at Hermoupolis Magna
  • Denis Knoepfler (Neuchâtel): Existe-t-il une onomastique d'origine eubéenne dans les colonies chalcido-érétriennes de Thrace et d'Occident?

1.00-2.15

Lunch


2.15-5.00

Chairman

  • Anna Morpurgo Davies

Speakers

  • Jean-Claude Decourt (Lyon): Importance des noms mythologiques et héroïques dans l'onomastique d'Atrax (Thessalie): raretés, préciosité, snobisme?
  • Laurence Darmezin (Lyon): The twelve tribes of Atrax
  • J. L. García Ramón (Cologne): Thessalian personal names and the Greek lexicon

7.30

Conference dinner


Friday 28 March


10.00-1.00

Chairman

  • Amelie Kuhrt

Speakers

  • Louisa Loukopoulou (National Hellenic Research Centre, Athens): Old and New in Thracian onomastics
  • Thomas Corsten (Heidelberg): Onomastic evidence for the settlement of Thracians and Galatians in Asia Minor
  • Stephen Mitchell (Exeter): Iranian culture in Graeco-Roman Asia Minor: the onomastic evidence
  • Rüdiger Schmitt: Greek Reinterpretation of Iranian Names by Folk Etymology

1.00-2.15

Lunch


2.15-4.30

Chairman

  • Ted Kaizer

Speakers

  • Maurice Sartre (Tours): Le nom ambigu : les limites de l'identité culturelle dans l'onomastique de la Syrie gréco-romaine
  • Margaret Williams (Open University): Jewish use of semitic names in Asia Minor: the epigraphic evidence