praenomen


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There was the praenomen, which corresponded to our Christian or forename; this was followed by the clan or race name, and last of all came the cognomen or surname.
The name Ozymandias is a Greek rendition of "cUser-macat-rec," the first element in the praenomen or throne name of the ancient Egyptian king now usually known instead by his Ra-name as Ramesses II (1279-1212 B.
But in the amended version that appears in print and in an ink fair copy in Notebook P (PN 26), he chooses instead to foreground Christ both by using the theological designation of "Lord Christ" rather than the more familiar praenomen as he usually does when referring to Jesus, and by producing a spondaic effect with "Lord Christ's.