Last fall we launched the “Onomasticon of Classical Pseudonyms and Avatars” to collect examples of people using classically-themed pen-names and images in support of hatred. This week we’ve added four more examples to our database:
- A misogynist whose work we’ve documented before but whose choice of name — “Atlas” — we hadn’t commented on
- A xenophobe masquerading as a stoic philosopher by using the name “Marcus Aurelius”
- A contributor to a white supremacist website who uses the name “Titus Quintus,” which might either be a garbled version of a famous Roman general or might only be two Roman praenomina thrown together
- A racist YouTube channel with an illegible Latin name: Verbo Tempestas
Our full discussion of each can be found in the Onomasticon itself along with the other examples we’ve documented so far.