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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Makar(eus) (of Kos?) (456)

(2,396 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Makar(eus) (of Kos?) Jacoby number: 456 Attested works: Histories of Kos: F 1a, F 1b Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXVII. Kos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 456 F 1a Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 6.262C Work mentioned: Histories of Kos Source date: c. 170 AD - c. 230 AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient—History and Criticism - Librar…

Malakos (552)

(3,289 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Malakos Jacoby number: 552 Attested works: Annals of the people of Siphnos: F 1 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXVIII. Siphnos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 552 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 6.92 p. 267 A-B Work mentioned: Annals of the people of Siphnos Source date: 2nd - 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and …

Markellos (671)

(2,306 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Markellos Jacoby number: 671 Attested works: On Ethiopia: F1, F2 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 671 F 1 Source: Proklos, Commentary on Plato, Timaios 24E-25A (I 177, 10 Diehl) Work mentioned: On Ethiopia Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries—History and Critcismt - Library of C…

Matris (39)

(2,833 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Matris Jacoby number: 39 Attested works: Hymn to Herakles: T 1a; Encomium of Herakles: F 1, F 2 Historian's date: 4th-2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: Athens?   BNJ 39 T 1a Source: Ptolemaios Chennos apud Photios, Bibliotheke 190, 148a 38-148b 3 (Henry 3.57) Work mentioned: Hymn to Herakles Source date: c. 100 AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, …

Megasthenes (715)

(46,051 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Megasthenes Jacoby number: 715 Attested works: Indian History: F1a, F2, F3a-F3b, F4 Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XI. India   BNJ 715 T 1 Source: Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies 1.72.5 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd-3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Philosophy, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Biography--To 500 - Libra…

Menekrates (701)

(2,018 words)

Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates Jacoby number: 701 Attested works: Historian's date: 150-100 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: Nysa   BNJ 701 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Theseus 26.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 1st-2nd century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: biography--to 500 - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress constitution…

Menodotos of Perinthos (82)

(942 words)

Author(s): Pitcher, L.V.
This entry was prepared by Luke V. Pitcher and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Menodotos of Perinthos Jacoby number: 82 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: Perinthos   BNJ 82 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily 26.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Diodoros of Sic…

Metrodoros (184)

(10,776 words)

Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Metrodoros Jacoby number: 184 Attested works: On the Art of Embossing: T 7d; Concerning Tigranes: F 1; Concerning History: F 2; Concerning Habit: F 3, F 4, F 5; On the Art of Physical Training: F 6; On History ? F 18 Historian's date: 1st - 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: Skepsis   BNJ 184 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios 5.84 Work mentioned: n.a. Sourc…

Metrophanes (796)

(924 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred W. Jenkinsindex> and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Metrophanes Jacoby number: 796 Attested works: On Phrygia: T1, F1; On Types of Style: T1; On Issues: T1; Commentary on Hermogenes’ Art: T1; Commentary on Aristides T1; Historian's date: 3rd - 4th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: Eukarpia (Phrygia)   BNJ 796 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Μητροφάνης (μ 1009 Adler) Work mentioned: On Phrygia; On Types of Style; On I…