Brill’s New Jacoby

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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.

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Polles (705)

(2,584 words)

Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Polles Jacoby number: 705 Attested works: Regarding Symbols: T1a, Bird-Omens: T1a, Numerical Matters: T1a, Remedies: T1a, On Augury According to Homer: T1a, On the Mantic Art Among the Etruscans: T1a, On Medical Indicators: T1a, On the Woodpecker: T1a, Sacred Discourse: T1a, Affairs of the Household: T1a, Hunting: T1a, On Sympathies and Antipahties: T1a, On Thunderbolts and Observation Thereof: T1a, Bird-Omens: T1b, Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. …

Polos of Akragas (7)

(1,129 words)

Author(s): Costa, Virgilio
This entry was prepared by Virgilio Costa and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Polos of Akragas Jacoby number: 7 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | A. Old Genealogy (5th-4th c. BC) | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 7 T 1 Source: Suda , Π 2170, s.v. Πῶλος ᾽Ακραγαντῖνος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Philosophy, Ancient - Library of Congress biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Π 2170, s.v. Π…

Polyainos (639)

(4,912 words)

Author(s): Burliga, Bogdan
This entry was prepared by Bogdan Burliga and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Polyainos Jacoby number: 639 Attested works: 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 639 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Πολύαινος Μακεδών Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Πολύαινος ΜακεδώνΠολύαινος Μακεδών· …

Polyainos (of Sardis) (196)

(1,070 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Polyainos (of Sardis) Jacoby number: 196 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 196 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Πολύαινος Σαρδιανός Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Πολύαινος Σαρδιανόςσοφιστ…

Polybios (173)

(1,781 words)

Author(s): Pownall, Frances
This entry was prepared by Frances Pownall and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Polybios Jacoby number: 173 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | i. Greek Leagues Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 173 T 1 Source: Polybios, Histories 10.21.2-8 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Laudatory poetry - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Polybios, Histories…

Polycharmos (640)

(6,549 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Polycharmos Jacoby number: 640 Attested works: About Aphrodite: F1, Historian's date: hellenistic period Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 640 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophistae , -15, 675F-676C Work mentioned: About Aphrodite Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: ritual - Library of Congress sacrifice - …

Polycharmos (770)

(5,185 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Polycharmos Jacoby number: 770 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXI. Lycia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 770 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 8.8.333d-f Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: oracles - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 8.8.333d-fοὐ κατασιωπήσο…

Polycharos or Polyanthos of Cyrene (37)

(736 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Polycharos or Polyanthos of Cyrene Jacoby number: 37 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 37 F 1a Source: Sextus Empiricus, Against the Mathematicians I 261 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress mythology Textual base: Jacoby Sextus Empir…

Polygnostos (473)

(1,505 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 October 2015. About this Historian Historian: Polygnostos Jacoby number: 473 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 473 F 1 Source: Scholia on Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 1.989-91 (ed. Wendel) Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Scholia, 1.989-91Γη…

Polykleitos of Larisa (128)

(14,616 words)

Author(s): Sekunda, Nicholas
This entry was prepared by Nicholas Sekunda and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Polykleitos of Larisa Jacoby number: 128 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 128 T 1 Source: Eusebios of Caesarea, Armenian Chronicle col. 243 (ed. Schoene) Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Armenian Fragment subject: monarchy - Library of Congress Textual bas…

Polykrates (588)

(4,710 words)

Author(s): Bayliss, Andrew
This entry was prepared by Andrew Bayliss and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Polykrates Jacoby number: 588 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 588 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 4.17, 139C–F Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress ritual - Library of Congress festivals - …

Polykrates (597)

(13,113 words)

Author(s): Bayliss, Andrew
This entry was prepared by Andrew Bayliss and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Polykrates Jacoby number: 597 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 597 T 1 Source: Iosephos, Against Apion 1.220 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress criticism - Library of Congress rhetoric, ancient - …

Polykritos of Mende (559)

(3,036 words)

Author(s): Luraghi, Nino
This entry was prepared by Nino Luraghi and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Polykritos of Mende Jacoby number: 559 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIX. Sicilia and Magna Graecia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 559 T 1 Source: Plutarch, Life of Artaxerxes 21.2-3 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress biography-to 500 - …

Polyzelos of Rhodes (521)

(3,409 words)

Author(s): Higbie, Carolyn
This entry was prepared by Carolyn Higbie and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Polyzelos of Rhodes Jacoby number: 521 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIII. Rhodes Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 521 F 1 Source: Lindian Chronicle B 3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: votive offerings - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby unknown, Lindian Chronicle, B § 3(III) Κάδμος λέ…

Porphyry (260)

(82,338 words)

Author(s): Toye, David L.
This entry was prepared by David L. Toye and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Porphyrios of Tyre Jacoby number: 260 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century AD 4th century AD Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | D. Chronologies | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 260 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Πορφύριος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Philosophy, Ancient - Library of Congress religion Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΠορφύριοςΠορφύριος· … Τύριος φιλόσοφος ... γεγον…

Poseidippos of Knidos (447)

(7,391 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Poseidippos of Knidos Jacoby number: 447 Attested works: On Knidos: F1a - F2c; uncertain: F3 Historian's date: 2nd century BC, 2nd century BC-1st century AD 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXIII. Knidos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 447 F 1a Source: Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation 4.53.5-6 Work mentioned: On Knidos Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source langu…

Poseidonios (87)

(218,434 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Poseidonios Jacoby number: 87 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 87 T 1 Source: Suda, π 2107-9, s.v. Ποσειδώνιος (Adler) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Philosophy, Ancient - Library of Congress education, ancient - …

Poseidonios of Olbia (279)

(1,642 words)

Author(s): Costa, Virgilio
This entry was prepared by Virgilio Costa and published on 1 April 2013. About this Historian Historian: Poseidonios of Olbia Jacoby number: 279 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 279 T 1a Source: Suda, Π 2109, s.v. Ποσειδώνιος ᾽Απαμεύς Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Ποσειδώνιος ᾽Απαμεύ…

Poseidonios, On Perseus of Macedon (169)

(2,264 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Poseidonios, On Perseus of Macedon Jacoby number: 169 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | g. Kings of Macedon Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 169 T 1 Source: Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus 19.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos),…

Possis of Magnesia (480)

(1,551 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Possis of Magnesia Jacoby number: 480 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 | XLVIII. Magnesia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 480 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 12.45, 533d-e Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: sports games - Library of Congress religion Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Dei…
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