[b-greek] Fw: Short forms of personal names

From: Koine Publications (koinepub@prodigy.net)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 10:32:41 EDT

Please pardon the cross-posting. I saw this question on another classics
list and thought it may be something someone on this list had researched.
Feel free to respond to me off-list or on.

Dave Spotts
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----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Fellows <rfellows@intergate.ca>
To: <classics@u.washington.edu>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2000 11:34 PM
Subject: Short forms of personal names

> Is anyone aware of published research on the custom of shortening Greek
> personal names (e.g. Epaphras for Epaphroditus)? Of particular interest to
> me is whether any abbreviated forms of the name TIMOQEOS (Timothy) are
> known from antiquity.
> The question is important for New Testament studies, because a paper is
> soon to be published (in JSNT), which argues that 'Titus' and 'Timothy'
> were one and the same person, and it is interesting to speculate on how he
> might have acquired that particular combination of names.
> Thanks for your help.
> Richard Fellows
> Vancouver, Canada.

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