I'm not sure where to post this so I thought I would try here. Please let me know if there is a better place for this. I am creating a series of stories and there is some minor connections to nomenclature and myths of ancient Greece. This is a science fiction space series so the title I was looking to use was something along the lines of Stellar Era (age of space/stars). Based on some what I could find that dealt with ancient Greek, I came to: Aera Astrum. I hope to make this proper, so is this correct or is there a proper way to phrase this?

Thank you

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    Do you want something that's purely Greek and then transliterated to the Latin alphabet? Or is it okay to use Latin words too?
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Mar 23, 2020 at 13:42
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    I think I am open to either option. It will be written in English letters in the end anyway.
    – Markitect
    Commented Mar 23, 2020 at 14:09

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In addition to Expedito's fine answer, you could make it a compound word, which I believe is quite idiomatic in Greek:


This would mean something like "Star-Age".

  • Hmm. ἀστεραίων looks weird to me, though I can't quite say why.
    – TKR
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 2:40
  • @TKR: I don't know...could it be that αἰὼν is rarely or never used in compounds? I've no idea.
    – Cerberus
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 3:22
  • It has a nice ring to it. I don't know much about Greek, but it sounds legitimate.
    – Markitect
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 4:31
  • @Cerberus I'm not sure noun-noun compounding of this kind is very productive in Greek.
    – TKR
    Commented Mar 30, 2020 at 4:48

I would translate it as Aeon Asteron (Αἰὼν Ἀστέρων).

According to LSJ, the Greek word αἰὼν (aeon), from which we get the the English word eon or aeon, has the meaning:

space of time clearly defined and marked out, epoch, age

The word for star is ἀστήρ (aster). The genitive plural form (= of stars) is ἀστέρων.

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