Athenian Onomasticon

Since the publication of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names II (Attica) in 1994 and Foreign Residents of Athens in 1996, fresh epigraphic evidence has continued to emerge by the month in the form of newly published inscriptions and re-readings and reinterpretations of old material. This has entailed a steady enhancement in the state of the Attic onomsticon and prosopography, with new names added, evidence for known names and people supplemented, and misread or misinterpreted names abolished.

A gauge of this progress is provided only partially by the Bibliography, from which references are removed when subsumed by Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum items. A better indication is given by the Addenda / Corrigenda to LGPN, posted by us at regular intervals until 2008, recording the cumulative changes to be made to the printed LGPN II. And in addition to these there are the extensive updates to bibliographic references provided by the publication of such corpora as Agora XVI and XVIII, IEleusis, IRhamnous and SEMA, not to mention the sixteen volumes of SEG that have appeared in the intervening years.

This site makes available the complete up-to-date onomastic data for the population of ancient Athens, through a search facility, and through html files that present the latest version of the Onomasticon.


Search

The search facility allows searches over the latest version of our onomastic data. You may do name searches on full names or parts of names, on demes, tribes or other "places", on dates, on a person's relatives, or a range of combinations of these. You may limit the search to LGPN people, or to FRA people, or search across both combined. You may sort the result by name and place, or chronologically, or by place.

Usage hints can be found here.


HTML Files

Use the Menu to the left to access the complete current Onomasticon as HTML documents. Presentation follows the idiom of LGPN II; content unites the foreign residents of FRA with the LGPN Athenians. For convenience use your browser's Print function to capture the page as a pdf file.

N.b.: The files are revised regularly, and addition or removal of an entry causes the numbers of all following entries of the same name to change. For this reason the files should not be used as a reference point.

Now including IG II3 Fascs. 2 and 5, Agora XVIII, SEG LIX