Category: Epirus

Etymology of the 70 most famous ancient Epirotan names

1. ALEXANDROS (Αλέξανδρος) m Ancient Greek (ALEXANDER Latinized)Pronounced: al-eg-ZAN-durFrom the Greek name Alexandros, which meant ‘defending men’ from Greek alexein ‘to defend, protect, help’ and aner ‘man’ (genitive andros). Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, is the most famous bearer of this name. The name was found also in Epirus, Thessaly, Corinth. 2. PYRRHOS (Πύρρος) m Ancient Greek (PYRRHUS Latinized) […]

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Ancient writers about greekness of Epirus

“Zeus Archon, Dodonean, Pelasgian, who dwells afar, ruling on rough wintered Dodona, surrounded by the Selloi, the interpreters of your divine will, whose feet are unwashed and sleep on the ground”. Homer, Iliad 16:127 (Achilles prayer) XI. “War was at the same time proclaimed against the Tarentines (who are still a people at the extremity of Italy), because they had […]

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