The Lexicon of Greek Personal
Names (LGPN) was established to collect and publish all ancient Greek
drawing on the full range of written sources from the
8th century B.C. down to the late Roman Empire.
- The project: the origin and purpose
- Publications: details of published
volumes including name lists and statistics; forthcoming volumes, associated
- LGPN online:
- Online facilities: Name
Search over 35,000 published names; indexes and bibliographies
of LGPN I-VA; LGPN IIA: addenda, corrigenda, name indexes and statistics from revised LGPN II (version April 2007).
- LGPN Database Search: conversion project
using TEI-compliant XML.
- LGPN Website Search
- Ancient Greek names: an introduction,
including their formation and development, and our sources for them.
We also have a little information about modern Greek names.
- Greek Names in English: routes taken from originally Greek names to the modern English
- LGPN-Ling (Linguistic Analysis of Greek Personal Names) NEW
Volume V.C, Inland Asia Minor, ed. J.-S. Balzat, R.W.V. Catling, É. Chiricat, T. Corsten, was published in 2018.
Conference ‘Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean’, Oxford June 28-9, 2019.
Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean programme
Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean abstracts
- Contact details: staff
**** LGPN is in the initial stages of a major upgrade which will see the migration of the data contained in the seven published volumes from the current Ingres database to a XML database. As part of the upgrade, the potential uses of the online search facility will be enhanced so as to provide in the future enriched information about the individual person and their family relations, the place where they are attested and the nature of the documentation, as well as linguistic analysis of the names themselves and their frequency over time and space. The project would therefore welcome suggestions from users of the existing online searching, concerning improvements to its general layout and organization, as well as additional features and searchable variables that could be made available. Please contact any one of the editors by email with suggestions and ideas.****
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