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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Dalion (666)

(3,635 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley M.
This entry was prepared by Stanley M. Burstein and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Dalion Jacoby number: 666 Attested works: Aithiopika: F1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 666 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 6.183 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Natural history - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Geography, Ancient - Library of…

Damokritos (730)

(847 words)

Author(s): Aubert, Jean-Jacques
This entry was prepared by Jean-Jacques Aubert and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Damokritos Jacoby number: 730 Attested works: Tactics: F1; On the Jews : F1 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XII. Jews Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 730 F 1 Source: Suda, Lexicon, - Δαμόκριτος Work mentioned: Lexicon Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Judaism - Library of Congr…

Damon (389)

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Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Damon Jacoby number: 389 Attested works: On Byzantion: F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century AD (TAQ) Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XIII. Byzantium Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 389 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophistai 10.59 (442C) Work mentioned: On Byzantion Source date: 2nd - 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient—History and criticism - Library of Congr…

Dellius (Quintus) (197)

(1,693 words)

Author(s): Nicolai, Roberto
This entry was prepared by Roberto Nicolai and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Dellius (Quintus) Jacoby number: 197 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | l. 2nd and 1st c. BC History until Augustus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 197 F 1 Source: Strabo 9.13.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC – 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Parthic wars - Library of Congress Textual…

Demaratos (42)

(3,349 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Demaratos Jacoby number: 42 Attested works: On Arkadia: F 2, F 2a; On Phrygia: F 3; On Rivers: F 4 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 42 F 1 Source: Stobaios, Florilegium 3.39.33 (1.730.7-16 Hense) Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Literature, A…

Demaretes (42A)

(1,970 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Demaretes Jacoby number: 42A Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 42A F 1 Source: Scholia on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 1.45 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, ancient -- history and criticism - Library of Congress Commentaries--History and criticism - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Textual base: C. Wendel (…

Demetrios (777)

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Author(s): Pàmias, Jordi
This entry was prepared by Jordi Pàmias and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios Jacoby number: 777 Attested works: On Pamphylia: F1 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIII. Pamphylia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 777 F 1 Source: Tzetzes, Ioannes, Scholia on Lykophron, Alexandra 444 Work mentioned: On Pamphylia Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries--History and criticism - Library of Congress Fragmen…

Demetrios of Argos (304)

(2,577 words)

Author(s): Mori, Anatole
This entry was prepared by Anatole Mori and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Argos Jacoby number: 304 Attested works: Argolic History: T 1, F 1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | IX. Argos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 304 T 1 Source: Herodian, Περὶ μονήρους λέξεως 32.9 (‘On Singular Words’) Work mentioned: Argolic History Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Linguistics - Library of Congress Fragment s…

Demetrios of Byzantion (162)

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Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Byzantion Jacoby number: 162 Attested works: Migration of the Galatians from Europe into Asia: T1; On Antiochos, Ptolemy and their settlement of Libya: T1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | F. Galatian Wars, Seleucids Place of origin: Byzantion   BNJ 162 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives of Philosophers 5.83 Work mentioned: Migration of the Galatians from E…

Demetrios of Ilion (59)

(1,737 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Ilion Jacoby number: 59 Attested works: Historian's date: late 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Ilion   BNJ 59 F 1a Source: Eustathios of Thessalonica, Commentary on Homer, Odyssey 11.538, 1696.40 Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries, History and criticism Geography, Ancient - …

Demetrios of Odessos (808)

(1,355 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Odessos Jacoby number: 808 Attested works: On Odessos: T1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVIII. Pontus Place of origin: Odessos   BNJ 808 T 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantion, Ethnika, ᾽Ὀδησσός Work mentioned: On Odessos Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of CongressMythology - Library of Congre…

Demetrios of Salamis (643)

(11,421 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Salamis Jacoby number: 643 Attested works: Wonders of Egypt: T1, T2, F1; History of Egypt: F2 Historian's date: 4th-3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 643 T 1 Source: Pliny, Natural History 1.36 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Natural history - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Archi…

Demetrios (of Salamis) (756)

(399 words)

Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios (of Salamis) Jacoby number: 756 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVIII. Cyprus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 756 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium, s.v. Karpasia (Καρπασία) Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: geography, ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: etiology - Library of Congress Te…

Demodamas of Halikarnassos (428)

(1,359 words)

Author(s): Gilley, Dawn L.
This entry was prepared by Dawn L. Gilley and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demodamas of Halikarnassos Jacoby number: 428 Attested works: On Halicarnassus: F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXIII. Halicarnassus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 428 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 1.6 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Natural History - Library of Congress Fragment subjec…

Demokritos of Ephesos (267)

(3,437 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Demokritos of Ephesos Jacoby number: 267 Attested works: Historian's date: unknown, possibly later part of the 3rd c. BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions Place of origin: Ephesos   BNJ 267 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Vitae philosophorum 9.49 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Textual…

Demosthenes (699)

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Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Demosthenes Jacoby number: 699 Attested works: Bithyniaka: F1 - F4, F6 F8; On Foundations: F10 Historian's date: 3rd - 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: Unknown   BNJ 699 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantion, Ethnika, s.v. Τάρας Work mentioned: Bithyniaka Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of Con…