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I am reading Loukas Grafakos' book Modern Fourier Analysis and found this apparently Greek text in the first pages

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What does it mean?

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I don't know Greek but I bet this is a dedication. – universalset Dec 20 '13 at 17:55
Hmm, I suspect something a little deeper involving Iona, Constantine and Theodora :-). Not exactly mathematics... – copper.hat Dec 20 '13 at 17:56
"For John, Constantin and Theodore"...or their female counterparts (Google translate. I only know the letters...:) ) – DonAntonio Dec 20 '13 at 18:01
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It means: "For (or dedicated to) Ioanna, Constantina and Theodora".

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I suspect the Loukas in the OPs question would be the L. here... – copper.hat Dec 20 '13 at 18:00
If you read the OP's remarks carefully, you will see that the answer to your question is "yes"! Happy Holidays! – Robert Lewis Dec 20 '13 at 18:01
The book is dedicated to his three daughters. A major revision of his two books are in preparation. – Yiorgos S. Smyrlis Dec 20 '13 at 18:03
@YiorgosS.Smyrlis Do you know when they are coming out? – Masi Dec 20 '13 at 18:39
I suspect early 2014. He is finishing revision now, while on sabbatical. – Yiorgos S. Smyrlis Dec 20 '13 at 18:54

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