28 June 2019 Start
29 June 2019 End
UK Classics Centre, 66 St Giles, Oxford

e-mail.: [email protected] (Attendance is open to all without charge but those wishing to attend should please inform)

Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean

June 28-29, 2019

The conference “Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean: Naming and Culture in the Roman Near East and the Greek Far East” will take place in Oxford.

Convenors: Ted Kaizer, Robert Parker and Jean-Baptiste Yon


Friday 28 June

9.30am                        welcome

10am               Kathryn Stevens (Durham University)

Greek Names in Hellenistic Babylonia

11am               tea &coffee

11.30am          Jan Tavernier (Universitécatholique de Louvain)

Greek Names in Iran.Some Thoughts

12.30pm          lunch

2pm                 Pierre-Louis Gatier (Maison de l’Orient, Lyon)

The Onomastics of the Ruling Elites in the Hellenistic Cities of Northern Syria

3pm                 Charles Crowther (The Queen’s College, Oxford) & Margherita Facella (Università di Pisa)

From Antiochus to Abraham: Personal Names and Ethnic Groups in (Northern) Commagene

4pm                 tea &coffee

4.30pm            Tal Ilan (FreieUniversität Berlin)

A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and a Lexicon of Jewish Names: Two Name-Corpora; Two Concepts

5.30pm            drinks reception

Saturday 29 June

10am               Julien Aliquot (Maison de l’Orient, Lyon)

Greek Onomastics in Berytus

11am               tea & coffee

11.30am          Jean-Sébastien Balzat (LGPN, Oxford)

What’s in a Cognomen? Typology of Cognomina in the Roman East

12.30pm          lunch

2pm                 Nathanael Andrade (Binghamton University)

What’s in a Double Name in the Roman Near East?

3pm                 Jean-Baptiste Yon (Maison de l’Orient, Lyon)

The End of Pagan Onomastics. The Christianization of Personal Names in Late Roman Syria

4pm                 tea &coffee

4.30pm            Michael Zellmann-Rohrer (LGPN, Oxford)

Considerations for the Study of Syriac Onomastics