Monday, January 6, 2014

Dictionaries of Onomastics: From Antiquity to the Byzantine Period

WITH ABSTRACT - Dictionaries of Onomastics: From Antiquity to the Byzantine Period - Brill Reference

Ancient and Byzantine work on onomastics, i.e., the study of personal names and toponyms, never developed into a well-defined branch of research. The compilation of onomastic dictionaries was mainly linked to literary criticism and to encyclopedic, biographical and geographical interests. Biblical onomastics, on the other hand, was a vigorous scholarly activity.