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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Themison (374)

(2,537 words)

Author(s): Sickinger, James P.
This entry was prepared by James P. Sickinger and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Themison Jacoby number: 374 Attested works: On Pallene(?): F1a-F1b Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 374 F 1a Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 6.26 p. 235a Work mentioned: On Pallene(?) Source date: 2nd-3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of Con…

Theochrestos (761)

(6,688 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theochrestos Jacoby number: 761 Historian's work: On Libyka : F 1a, F 1b 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: unknown   BNJ 761 T 1 Source: Pliny, Natural history 1.37 Historian's work: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: natural history - Library of Congress Fragment subject: natural history - Library of …

Theodoros (195)

(365 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros Jacoby number: 195 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 195 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Θεόδωρος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Linguistics, Greek - Library of Congress Etymology - Library of Congre…

Theodoros, περὶ ῾Ρωμαίων (822)

(333 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros Jacoby number: 822 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 822 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Vitae philosophorum 2.104 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Rhetoric, Ancient - Library of Congress Philosophy, An…

Theodoros of Ilion (48)

(1,179 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Ilion Jacoby number: 48 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC - 4th century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: Ilion   BNJ 48 F 1 Source: Suda, Lexicon, s.v. Παλαίφατος ᾽Αβυδηνός; 9.1-5 (Π 71 Adler) (= BNJ 44 T 3) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Biogr…

Theodoros of Phokaia (406)

(1,531 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Phokaia Jacoby number: 406 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVII. Delphi Place of origin: Phokaia   BNJ 406 T 1 Source: Vitruvius, On Architecture 7 praef. 12 Work mentioned: On Chios Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Latin Source genre: Architecture, Ancient - Library of CongressArt, Ancient - Library of CongressHistory,…

Theodoros (of Samos) (542)

(2,020 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros (of Samos) Jacoby number: 542 Attested works: Historian's date: 6th 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: unknown   BNJ 542 T 1 Source: Vitruvius Pollio, M., De architectura 7 praef. 12 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Latin Source genre: Architecture, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Architecture, Anci…

Theodoros of Samothrace (62)

(2,074 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Samothrace Jacoby number: 62 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Samothrace   BNJ 62 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History ( Καινὴ Ἱστορία), Book 7 in Photius, Bibliotheca 190, 152b26 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, ancient--History and criticism - …

Theogenes (300)

(4,793 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Theogenes Jacoby number: 300 Attested works: On Aigina: F 1a, F 1b, F 2 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | II. Aegina Place of origin: unknown BNJ 300 F 1a Source: Scholiast on Pindar, Nemean 3.21 (cf. Tzetzes on Lykophron 176; Tzetzes, Chiliades 7.302-317) Work mentioned: On Aigina Source date: uncertain Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries - …

Theokritos of Chios (760)

(1,038 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theokritos of Chios Jacoby number: 760 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XIX. Libya Place of origin: Chios   BNJ 760 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Θεόκριτος Χῖος· Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby S…

Theotimos (834)

(1,614 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta | Higbie, Caroline
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Theotimos Jacoby number: 834 Attested works: Italika Historian's date: 2nd century BC 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 834 F 1 Source: (= Theotimos, BNJ 470 F 6) Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora 8b, p.307de Work mentioned: Italika Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment …

Theseus (453)

(2,901 words)

Author(s): Millis, B.W.
This entry was prepared by Benjamin W. Millis and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theseus Jacoby number: 453 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXV. Corinth Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 453 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Θησεύς Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: sports - Library of Congress Textual base: A. Adler, Suidiae Lexi…

Thrasyllos of Rhodes (253)

(5,163 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary Frances Williams and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Thrasyllos of Rhodes Jacoby number: 253 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD - 2nd century AD Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | D. Chronologies Place of origin: Rhodes ?   BNJ 253 F 1 Source: Clement of Alexandria (T. Flavius Clemens), Miscellanies 1.21.136.3-137.4 (ed. Stählin) Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Religion - Library of CongressChronology, Histo…

Timaios, Περὶ Συρίας (On Syria) (848)

(900 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred W. Jenkins and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Timaios Jacoby number: 848 Attested works: Concerning Syria and its Cities and Kings: T1 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXXII. Syria Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 848 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Τίμαιος ὁ ἱστορικός (τ 600 Adler) Work mentioned: Concerning Syria and its Cities and Kings Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of…

Timogenes of Miletos (435)

(1,390 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Timogenes of Miletos Jacoby number: 435 Attested works: On Herakleia Pontike and its Learned Men: T 1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXIV. Heraclea on Pontus Place of origin: Miletos   BNJ 435 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Τιμαγένης ἢ Τιμογένης Work mentioned: On Herakleia Pontike and its Learned Men Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexic…

Timokrates (672)

(446 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Timokrates Jacoby number: 672 Attested works: Historian's date: 6th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: Adramyttion   BNJ 672 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantion, s.v. Βέρεξ Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography Fragment subject: Ethnography Textual base: Jacoby Stephanos of Byzantion s.v. Βέρεξἔθ…

Timolaos (798)

(1,319 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2017. Annotations Historian Historian: Timolaos Jacoby number: 798 Attested works: History of Phrygia: F 1 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 798 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, De fluviis 9.1 = Moralia 1155b-d Work mentioned: History of Phrygia Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subje…

Timomachos (754)

(1,140 words)

Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Timomachos Jacoby number: 754 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 754 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophistae 14.42, 638a Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd-3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Deipnosophistae, 14.42, 638a Τιμόμαχος δ᾽ ἐν τοῖς Κυ…

Timotheos (313)

(1,285 words)

Author(s): Millis, B.W.
This entry was prepared by B.W. Millis and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Timotheos Jacoby number: 313 Attested works: Argolika: F 1; On Rivers: F 2 Historian's date: unknown 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 313 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, De fluviis 18.3 ( Mor. 1160F–1161A) Work mentioned: Argolika Source date: unknown Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of CongressNatural history - Library of …