Showing posts with label NAMES FOR GREECE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NAMES FOR GREECE. Show all posts

24 May 2011

THE MANY NAMES FOR HELLAS


Published,written,edited & formatted by Kenneth S. Doig
(Anything written in red was written by me)
 
 
Greece, the land of many names. We get our words, Greece, Greek and Grecian come from the Latin, Graeci, just one tribe or ethne, with whom the early Romans had most of their contact with.The Graeci were located on the northeastern Gulf of Corinth and the Island Euboea and many of these Graeci moved to the early Roman Republic. The Romans used the name of this one tribe for all Greeks. Graikhos (Γραικός) was the ethnonym, more specifically, the endonym for this one tribe alone, but it was definitely and exonym for the rest of the Greeks.

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