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Title: «Etymologies through corruption»? Toponyms and Personal Names in Greek Mythography
Authors: Andolfi, Ilaria
Keywords: Andron of TeosAndron of HalicarnassusetymologiesGreek Mythography
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Ilaria Andolfi, "«Etymologies through corruption»? Toponyms and Personal Names in Greek Mythography", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021, pp. 87-109.
Journal: Incontri di filologia classica 
This paper shows that the etymological practice of adding, subtracting, substituting and transposing letters within a name, attested since Plato’s Cratylus, was already in use in Greek mythography. I discuss two mythographical passages, more or less coeval to the Cratylus, where the etymologies under examination involve an ‘intermediary form’, as words have a history of their own and may have undergone some modifications in the passage of time. These two cases of ‘etymology through corruption’ (κατὰ φθοράν or κατὰ παραφθοράν) are ascribed to Andron of Teos (FGrHist 802 F3) and Andron of Halicarnassus (fr. 8 EGM) respectively, and I incidentally suggest that both texts belong to Andron of Teos.
Type: Article
ISSN: 2464-8752
eISSN: 2464-8760
DOI: 10.13137/2464-8760/32052
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:19. Incontri di filologia classica (2019-2020)

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