Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition

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Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition (BNJ2)
is a revised and enlarged edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ). New additions include an apparatus criticus and a discussion of the provenance of each fragment where relevant, as well as revised commentaries on the ancient historians in BNJ and updated bibliographies, all of which set BNJ2 significantly apart from the previous edition.

Like Brill’s New Jacoby, this revised edition has texts and historians not included in Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III. It provides English translations to all testimonia and fragments, critical commentaries, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about the historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition
is a work-in-progress with publication of the last historian scheduled for 2026. A list of the available historians in alphabetical order can be viewed in the contents tab below.

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Abaris (34)

(6,281 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Abaris Jacoby number: 34 Attested works: ‘Skythine’ Oracles, Marriage of the (River) Hebrus, Purifications, Theogony, Arrival of Apollo amongst the Hyperboreans: T 1; The Oracles of Abaris: T 2b Historian's date: 6th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: 'The Hyperboreans'   BNJ 34 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, s.v. Abaris (Ἄβαρις), α 18 Adler Work mentioned: Marriage of the…

Abas (46)

(2,710 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Abas Jacoby number: 46 Attested works: Historian's date: early 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 46 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Abas; α 20 Adler Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Encyclopedia, ancient Biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Rhetoric, ancient - Library of Congress Commenta…

Ablabius (708)

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Author(s): Frakes, Robert M.
This entry was prepared by Robert M. Frakes and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Ablabius Jacoby number: 708 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th-6th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | IX. Getae and Goths Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 708 T 1 Source: Jordanes, Getica 4.28 Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: ethnology - Library of Congress Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Jorda…

Aethlios of Samos (536)

(2,287 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Aethlios of Samos Jacoby number: 536 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th-4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIV. Samos Place of origin: Samos   BNJ 536 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 14.63, 650d Work mentioned: Source date: c. 200 AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Classical antiquities - Library of Congress Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - L…

Agathokles of Samos (799)

(771 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Agathokles of Samos Jacoby number: 799 Attested works: Constitution of the Pessinountioi: F 1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: Samos BNJ 799 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, De fluviis 9.1 = Moralia 1155b-d Work mentioned: Constitution of the Pessinountioi Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Anc…

Agesilaos (828)

(865 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Agesilaos Jacoby number: 828 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 828 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela Minora 29 B, p. 312 E Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of Congress Mythology, Greek - …

Agroitas (762)

(14,963 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary Frances Williams and published on 1 November 2017. About this Historian Historian: Agroitas Jacoby number: 762 Attested works: Historian's date: Hellenistic period? Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XIX. Libya Place of origin:   BNJ 762 F 1 Source: Scholia on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 2.498-527 Wendel Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Mythology - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual ba…