The personal name of Greek women

As Todd 1997 reminds us, Athenian women, unlike their Roman counterparts, bore a personal name. Roman women receive the feminine form of their father’s nomen (family name) with the conventional addition of maior, tertia, etc. In Greece, however free-born girls receive their name at the dekatê (tenth-day feast): Phile or Kleitarete (Isaios 3.30). These are individual, personal names.


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