Black figure ware lidded Amphora featuring a kithara contest.
Athens, 510-500 BCE
Attributed to the Leagros group.
Hello. Do you happen to have resources or suggestions for the every day names that were used in pre-Hellenistic Greece? I tried to use behind the name but they are either mythology/historical names or they sound too late period
The list is potentially endless for the pre-Christian era. Ancient Greeks often made compound names consisting of two words with - usually but not necessarily! - positive meanings. That gave the parents the ability to come up with anything they wanted. Also, parents gave the name to the baby a few days after it was born but often Greeks changed names even in adulthood, when there was something very notable about them that inspired a new name which suited their personality better. Some men however had names ending in -ides, -ades, -idas. And some women in -is and -ida.Those indicate descent from a father or ancestor, for instance Pelopidas is the son of Pelops.
As for the compound names, they can be literally anything. This applies to real people’s names, names of prominent historical figures and several legendary and mythological characters. I found a list with names recorded in ancient findings though. Tumblr wouldn’t let me copy paste it here because the paragraphs were getting too long, so I am just adding the link. At first it has lists of names organised based on the profession or other quality of the name-bearer. This is a little confusing so I suggest you scroll down the article until you find this title:
ΠΛΗΡΗΣ ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ ΑΡΧΑΙΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΩΝ ΟΝΟΜΑΤΩΝ ΘΕΩΝ, ΗΡΩΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΩΝ
(=Full catalogue of Ancient Greek names of gods, heroes and people)
It gives the masculine names in alphabetical order. Then under the title
there is the catalogue of feminine names, also in alphabetical order.
Head of Dionysus, the god of wine, uncovered in an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Aizanoi, Turkey
“but it’s set in the 80s people weren’t gay yet”
my brother in christ may i offer you the ancient greeks
I just remembered this 🍁Zeus🍁 I made some time ago. I based his portrait in a friend of mine who is pure Greek beauty. I think this is one of my favourite works, specially because of the anatomy, the expression and the fabrics.
Lekythos featuring a woman pouring a funerary libation.
This was not an item for everyday use, as the scene is painted on after firing; it was always intended for funerary rites, as the scene suggests.
Athens, 420-400 BCE
Attributed to the Reed Painter.
Idea: Male-exclusive race in a fantasy setting or mmorpg catered to man lovers
Designed simarily to how female-exclusive races are depicted: beautifully ageless, mysterious, constantly oggled by humans, and the opposite sex is either extremely rare or doesn’t exist (Gerudo, Asari, Viera, Amazonians).
Ancient Greek theme - created from lovingly sculpted enchanted stone.
Called Sparstones (Spartan + Stone).
Handsome but dumb as rocks.
Skin tones are obsidian, marble, bronze, gemstone etc.
Worships gorgons as their goddesses (Medusa, Sthenos, & Euryale).
To honour the petrifying gaze of their deities, Sparstones naturally pose and serve face when looked at.
Wears skimp- i mean gladiator armour 😏
Due to their inability to swim or breathe, they can build peaceful cities underwater and are good neighbours with mermaids.
Despite their hypermasculine appearances and possessing the lowest INT stat compared to other races, Sparstones are primarily spellcasters - a result of their magical nature as Goddess-enchanted stones.
The Sparstone’s leader is made of molten gold, dripping with fine jewelery, and is the first known woman of their race. Her name is Midas.