Brill’s New Jacoby

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Ian Worthington

Brill's New Jacoby is a fully-revised and enlarged edition of Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III, providing new texts of the ancient historians in many instances as well as several new historians and many new fragments of existing historians that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. Especially important is that for the first time ever commentaries are provided on the final 248 historians in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. In addition, and also for the first time, Brill's New Jacoby presents facing English translations of all the testimonia and fragments, new, critical commentaries on all the testimony and fragments, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

Brill’s New Jacoby
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Abaris (34)

(2,806 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian …

Abas (46)

(1,592 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian …

Ablabius (708)

(3,674 words)

Author(s): Frakes, Robert M.
This entry was prepared by Robert M. Frakes and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian …

Abydenos (685)

(14,409 words)

Author(s): De Breucker, G.

Acilius (813)

(9,919 words)

Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 April 2010. About this Histori…

Aethlios of Samos (536)

(2,166 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Aethlios of Samos Jacoby number: 536 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: …

Agaklytos (411)

(1,381 words)

Author(s): Anderson, Greg
This entry was prepared by Greg Anderson and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: …

Agatharchides of Knidos (86)

(31,418 words)

Author(s): Burstein, S.M.
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Agatharchides of Knidos Jacoby number: 86 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 86 T 1 Source: Strabo, On Geography 14.2.15 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC - 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Strabo, Geographica [Vide: Apol…

Agatharchides of Samos (284)

(6,503 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Agatharchides of Samos Jacoby number: 284 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 284 F 1a Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora 2 A = Plutarch, Moralia 305D-E (Ioannes Stobaios, Anthology 3.7.64) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base…

Agathokles (472)

(16,343 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and published on 1 October 2008. …

Agathokles of Samos (799)

(610 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 April…

Agathon (801)

(1,864 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Agathon Jacoby number: 801 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography)…

Agathon of Samos (843)

(3,540 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Agathon of Samos Jacoby number: 843 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC–1st century AD 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXX. Scythia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 843 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), On Rivers, 14.4-5 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress mythology, greek - …

Agesilaos (828)

(810 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Agesilaos Jacoby number: 828 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 828 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), p. 312 E Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos), p. 312 EΦουλούιος Στέλλος μισῶν γυναῖκας…

Agias and Derkylos (305)

(13,442 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Agias and Derkylos Jacoby number: 305 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC 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 305 T 1a Source: Scholia on Antimachus = Papyrus Cairo 6574.2.21-22 (ed. B. Wyss, Antimachi Colophonii Reliquiae (Berlin 1936; repr. 1974), 83) Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century BC, 3rd century BC - 2nd …

Aglaosthenes (499)

(5,713 words)

Author(s): Müller, Sabine
This entry was prepared by Sabine Müller and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Aglaosthenes Jacoby number: 499 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LV. Naxos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 499 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 1.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: natural history - Library of Congress geography, ancient - Library of Congress Textual…

Agroitas (762)

(7,636 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Agroitas Jacoby number: 762 Attested works: On Libya: F1, F7b 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 762 F 1 Source: Scholia, Argonautika, 2.498-527 Work mentioned: On Libya Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology Textual base: Jacoby 2.498-527 ᾽Αγροίτας δὲ ἐν ᾱ Λιβυκῶν ὑπὸ ᾽Απόλλωνος εἰ…