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Why did many Hellenic or Hellenized names in antiquity end in -bazos or -dates?

Why did many Hellenic or Hellenized names in antiquity end in -bazos or -dates?

Ancient names ending with bazos (or bazus), eg megabazos(great-x), Artabazos (again great-x), Pharnabazos.

And Dates (Mithradates, Tiridates).

I know Mithra was a deity, what does the second half of the name mean (dates).

Please note I know who these people are, I'm interested in the meaning of the second part of their names.


Watch the video: The Hellenistic Age Explained in 10 Minutes (January 2022).