The study of ancient greek personal names is a branch of onomastics the study of names and more specifically of anthroponomastics the study of names of personsthere are hundreds of thousands and even millions of greek names on record making them an important resource for any general study of naming as well as for the study of ancient greece itself. Greek background officially called the hellenic republic with its capital of athens greece is one of the oldest places in the world historical sites as famous as acropolis mount olympus or parthenon give the country its unique atmosphere of the genesis of civilization. Ancient theophoric names ernst sittig as a companion volume to busso loewes ancient greek theophoric toponyms griechische theophore ortsnamen ares adds a translation of ernst sittigs ancient greek theophoric proper names de graecorum nominibus theophoris. Homer u m english ancient greek anglicized from the greek name u homeros derived from u homeros meaning hostage pledge homer was the greek epic poet who wrote the iliad about the trojan war and the odyssey about odysseuss journey home after the war there is some debate about when he lived or if he was even a real person though
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