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But, my good friend, did not Homer himself also give Hector his name?

Why do you ask that?

Because that name seems to me similar to Astyanax, and both names seem to be Greek. For lord (ἄναξ) and holder (ἕκτωρ) mean nearly the same thing, indicating that they are names of a king; for surely a man is holder of that of which he is lord; for it is clear that he rules it and possesses it and holds it.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 1278
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