Philip and Alexander - ancient Greek corruptions of original, native, ancient Macedonian royal names

Aug 2019
218
North
The ancient greeks used to grecize barbarian royal names, thracian for example, why not macedonian as well?
Pros? Cons?
 
Sep 2019
19
Antioch
Philip and Alexander are the anglicized variants of the names Philippos and Alexandros.
At the royal court of Pella, both men would have been familiar with "Attic Greek" as their prestige dialect of choice, besides their own local dialect of Ancient Macedonian.
These two personal names in particular however, were more widespread in origin, not particularly limited to "Macedon", and definitely not "original native Macedonian names".
If they would have had local ancient Macedonian variations, they would have just been other regional variations, on par with the Attic "Philippos" and "Alexandros", as far as regional dialects are concerned.
 
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Aug 2019
218
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Philip and Alexander are the anglicized variants of the names Philippos and Alexandros.
At the royal court of Pella, both men would have been familiar with "Attic Greek" as their prestige dialect of choice, besides their own local dialect of Ancient Macedonian.
These two personal names in particular however, were more widespread in origin, not particularly limited to "Macedon", and definitely not "original native Macedonian names".
If they would have had local ancient Macedonian variations, they would have just been other regional variations, on par with the Attic "Philippos" and "Alexandros", as far as regional dialects are concerned.
How would a persian ambasador /emissary name darius I to the ancient greeks? Darayavahus or darius?
 

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Sep 2012
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Darius is in latin / The Greek form is Dareios (transliteration of coarse) from the Achaemenidian Persian Dariyush, which is the shorten form of his name Darayavahoush.
 
Aug 2019
218
North
Indeed, around the Mediterranean most of the Ancient names arrived to us in Latin or Greek.
Ancient greeks and romans had civilizations. They weren't portraited blond (as alexander was), because they weren't barbarians.
 
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May 2016
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Ancient greeks and romans had civilizations.
Yes. Ancient Greeks and Romans were civilizations.

They weren't portraited blond (as alexander was),
That is totally incorrect. Some were others weren't. For instance, did you read the "Iliad"? It seems not. You should, it is quite a poem! Besides it is quite relevant to understand Ancient Greece.

because they weren't barbarians.
"Barbarians" was the term used to describe foreigners.

Apart from the errors, can you clarify, what is your point?
 
Aug 2019
218
North
Yes. Ancient Greeks and Romans were civilizations.



That is totally incorrect. Some were others weren't. For instance, did you read the "Iliad"? It seems not. You should, it is quite a poem! Besides it is quite relevant to understand Ancient Greece.



"Barbarians" was the term used to describe foreigners.

Apart from the errors, can you clarify, what is your point?
Only (the northern) barbarians were depicted as being blond, prove me otherwise.
 
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