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.


Jason, Περὶ τῶν ᾽Αλεξάνδρου ἱερῶν ἐν ᾽Αλεξανδρείᾳ (632)

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Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Jason, Περὶ τῶν ᾽Αλεξάνδρου ἱερῶν ἐν ᾽Αλεξανδρείᾳ Jacoby number: 632 Attested works: Concerning the Shrines (?) of Alexander in Alexandria: F1 Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 632 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 14.12, 620D Work mentioned: Concerning the Shrines (?) of Alexander in Alexandria Source date: 2nd - 3rd ce…

Jason of Cyrene (182)

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Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Jason of Cyrene Jacoby number: 182 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd 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: Cyrene   BNJ 182 T 1 Source: Old Testament, 2 Machabaeorum, 2.19 (Script. Alex. M. p. 161) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: History, Ancient--Chronology - Library of Congress Judaism - …