Personal Names?

I was joking at the beginning of the call yesterday that I’m adopting Megabyzos as a nickname since it sounds cool.  I was wondering if there was a standard convention for how people were given names during this time.  Can Polykrates, Megabyzos, Herodotus, Otanes, etc be interpreted in some way?  For example, maybe Megabyzos means something like, “swift cow with thorn in foot.”. Or, maybe that’s “Megabozo” per the call?  ;-D. LOL

Jim Janicki

06. May 2008 by Arrian
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