Monday, November 17, 2008

Quick Poll: LRC, Phocaean or Phokaian

Towards the top right of this page you'll see a poll asking for your preferred term for the late Roman red-slipped ware from Phocaea (or Phokaia?). This is the kind of thing that I don't much mind what your answer is. The modernist in me likes Phokaian, though Phocaean seems more common in English-language publications. Everybody knows what LRC means, but it is out of date and a geographic term is probably preferable.

1 comment:

Emerson said...

Much as I appreciate the attempt to reflect, as accurately as possible, the Greek orthography in Latin characters, I'm ultimately more concerned with maintaining consistency. To recur to a old example: no one, practically, writes "Achilleus". Under the circumstances, I'll stick with Phocaean, I think.