Die iranischen und Iranier-Namen in den Schriften Xenophons (Iranica Graeca Vetustiora. II) available in Paperback
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- Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
This second volume of the series "Iranica Graeca Vetustiora" (the first of which discussed the names of Iranians occuring in Aeschylos and was published in 1978) is a further preliminary work to the overall treatment of the Iranian personal names attested in classical Greek literature, which is being prepared for the "Iranisches Personennamenbuch" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The present study deals with the 79 names of Iranians or of Iranian origin attested in the writings of Xenophon (esp. in "Anabasis" and "Cyrupaedia"). Its main topic is the onomastic discussion of these names from the Iranian scholar's point of view, without ignoring problems of the sources or of the prosopography of the individual persons and such matters.The discussion covers all the data relevant for establishing the Old Iranian original form and for its etymological interpretation.The study takes into account the wealth of onomastic evidence in the Old and Middle Iranian languages as well as in the other sources of the so-called collateral tradition; following critical examination, this material is included in the discussion of Xenophon's forms. The presentation of the material is subdivided into two major categories: firstly, there is a discussion of those names that were already attested before Xenophon, followed by those for which the first reference is found in Xenophon. The further differentiation of this second category is according to whether the Old Iranian original form is attested or can be recognized with certainty, or whether there is no reliable indication of it whatsoever. Detailed indexes make the onomastic material discussed here accessible to the reader.