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Title: Names on Gallo-Roman terra sigillata (1st-3rd C. A.D.)
Author: Gavrielatos, Andrea
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 9427
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2012
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The present thesis focuses on the examination of the names of potters on Gallo-Roman terra sigillata (AD 1st-3rd century). The names are discussed in relation to the bilingualism, the current trends in the studies of onomastics and the process of Romanisation in Gaul. From this perspective, the wider research context discusses first the way these names need to be viewed and examined. The examination of the names is based on their origin and when this is not clear, an etymology is suggested in order to determine the character of the name. Consequently, the names are classified according to their origin, period and area of attestation, and finally their morphology. The classification is explained for names which are problematic or whose classification needs justification and a commentary on these names is provided. The principles for this process are developed to cover the needs of this research and presented separately. A special focus is made on the use of Greek names, with regard to their use in the particular context. The binomial and trinomial stamps are examined in a separate chapter, in order to offer a closer look to the adaptation of the potters, as part of the indigenous population, to the Roman naming formulae. The names of this category are discussed firstly when they form groups of individuals with a same nomen. Secondly, the nomina and the cognomina used by the potters are discussed. The conclusions of this chapter also include the use or omission of the praenomina. Finally, frequent names and naming customs are discussed. This last chapter includes names obtained from numerals, from animal names, and some frequent formations and connotations.
Supervisor: Maltby, R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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