Re: African Names

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 65203
Date: 2009-10-08

Wow, it's the Monica jackpot. I notice in many cases it seems to be a family name, as well as the forms Argamonica and Mamonica. In one case it seems to be a cognomen. 
For the heck of it, I looked for *Monicus but the closest thing I found in North Africa was Mamonicus

--- On Thu, 10/8/09, danjmi <dmilt1896@...> wrote:

From: danjmi <dmilt1896@...>
Subject: Re: [tied] African Names
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 3:22 PM


There was a thread back in August centering on the name of Augustine's mother Monica, apparently North African, presumably Berber (if Berber isn't an anachronism) .
Steven Chrisomalis' always worthwhile site Glossographia http://glossographi a.wordpress. com/
just introduced me to Epigraphik Datenbank, a truly impressive source for Latin inscriptions. Going to
http://compute- in.ku-eichstaett .de:8888/ pls/epigr/ epigraphik_ en
and putting "Monica" in the search window comes up with thirteen gravestones, one in Rome and the rest in Africa.