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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Hannibal (181)

(1,140 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Hannibal Jacoby number: 181 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 3rd - 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | K. Punic Wars, Hieronymus of Syracuse Place of origin: Carthage   BNJ 181 F 1 Source: Nepos, Cornelius, Hannibal, 23.13.2 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Latin Source genre: Biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Biography-to 500 - Library …

Hegias of Troizen (606)

(4,140 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Hegias of Troizen Jacoby number: 606 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXVIII. Troizen Place of origin: Troizen   BNJ 606 F 1 Source: Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.2.1 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Libra…

Heragoras of Megara (486A)

(1,181 words)

Author(s): Liddel, Peter
This entry was prepared by Peter Liddel and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Heragoras of Megara Jacoby number: 486A Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: Megara   BNJ 486A F 1a Source: Scholion on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 1.211-215c (= BNJ 486 F 3a) Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Criticism - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Scholion on Apollonios Rhodios, 1.211-215c῾Ηραγόρας δὲ ἐν τοῖς Μεγαρικ…

Herakleitos of Lesbos (167)

(722 words)

Author(s): Gilley, Dawn L.
This entry was prepared by Dawn L. Gilley and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Herakleitos of Lesbos Jacoby number: 167 Attested works: History of Macedonia: T1 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | g. Kings of Macedon Place of origin: Lesbos   BNJ 167 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 9.17 Work mentioned: History of Macedonia Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography—to 500 - Library of Cong…

Hereas of Megara (486)

(3,646 words)

Author(s): Liddel, Peter
This entry was prepared by Peter Liddel and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Hereas Jacoby number: 486 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LI. Megara Place of origin: Megara   BNJ 486 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Life of Theseus 20 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography--To 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Textual base: J…

Hermesianax (797)

(2,617 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2017.About this Historian Historian: Hermesianax Jacoby number:797Attested works:Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 797 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, De fluviis , 12.3-4 / Moralia 1157c-d Work mentioned: History of Phrygia Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Etiology - Li…

Hermogenes (795)

(2,199 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred W. Jenkins and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Hermogenes of Tarsus Jacoby number: 795 Attested works: On Phrygia: F1; Phrygian Matters: F2 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: unknown   BNJ 795 F 1 Source: Etymologicum Genuinum (M.: Miller E., Mélanges; R.: Reitzenstein R., Geschichte) [Vide: Lexicon rhetoricum & Orosius apud Etymo1ogicum Genuinum], Σαγγάριος; p. 263 M. Work mentioned…

Hermogenes (of Priene?) (481)

(1,845 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Hermogenes (of Priene?) Jacoby number: 481 Attested works: unknown Historian's date: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLVIII. Magnesia Place of origin: Priene   BNJ 481 T 1 Source: Vitruvius, De architectura 7, preface 12 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Latin Source genre: ArchitectureBiography—to 500 - Library of CongressArt h…

Hermogenes of Tarsus (851)

(978 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred W. Jenkins and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Hermogenes of Tarsus Jacoby number: 851 Attested works: On Coele Syria: T1; The Art of Rhetoric: F1; On Issues: F1; On Types of Styles: F1 Historian's date: c. AD 160-230 Historical focus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 851 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ῾Ερμογένης Ταρσεύς (ε 3046 Adler) Work mentioned: On Coele Syria; The Art of Rhetoric; On Issues; On Types of Styles Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: History, An…

Herod the Great (236)

(2,426 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Herod the Great Jacoby number: 236 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia Place of origin: Askalon   BNJ 236 F 1 Source: Josephus, T. Flavius, Antiquitates Judaicae 14.164-77 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Judaism - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Monarchy - …

Herophanes of Troizen (605)

(2,963 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Herophanes of Troizen Jacoby number: 605 Attested works: Stories of the People of Troizen: F1 Historian's date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXVIII. Troizen Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 605 F 1 Source: Pausanias 2.34.4-5 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Chronology; GenealogyMythology Fragment subject: G…

Heropythos (448)

(3,456 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Heropythos Jacoby number: 448 Attested works: Annals of the Kolophonians: F1 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXIV. Kolophon Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 448 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 7.297e Work mentioned: Annals of the Kolophonians Source date: 2nd - 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Li…