Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Stefan Schorn

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued.
Part IV is the continuation of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient Greek fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. It includes the fragments of ancient Greek biography and antiquarian literature, a section that Jacoby was not able to publish before his death. Part IV will ultimately consist of 27 book volumes presenting the original Greek texts with translations and full commentaries, of which 3 volumes have been published in print. One volume is forthcoming in 2017, two others are scheduled for 2018. In the meantime, Brill's online edition provides electronic access to the rich materials that have been prepared so far: those already available in existing volumes as well as those that have been completed but have not yet gone to print.

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Apion of Oasis/Alexandria (1057)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 616] First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Apion: Biographies (?) (1057)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Apion1, nicknamed Plistonices or Mochthus 2, belongs to the celebrated grammarians of the Julio-Claudian times. Born in Egyptian Oasis (El Kargeh), he lived afte…

Apollodoros the Mathematician (1097)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Apollodorus: On Pythagoras (?) (1097)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Apollodorus the mathematician has been identified with the equally obscure A. of Cyzicus, who is quoted by Diogenes on the friendship of the Pythagorean Philolaus and Democritus1, on the basis that Cyzicus was associated with …

Apollodoros von Athen (ὁ κηποτύραννος) (1028)

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Author(s): Schorn, S.
This entry was prepared by Stefan Schorn.First published online in November 2012. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV A Biography, 4. Middle Hellenistic Period (2nd c. BC), ed. by Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Einleitung/Biografischer Essay Κηποτύραννος. Apollodoros wird zwar nirgendwo explizit als Scholarch bezeichnet, doch geht diese Funktion aus dem Spitznamen 'Gartentyrann' (T 1) und seiner herausgehobenen Stellung im Epikureismus des 2. Jh.s mit Sicherheit hervor1. Der Grund für diese Bezeichnung ist unbekan…
Date: 2018-11-01

Apollonios, Amazing Stories (1672)

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Author(s): Spittler, Janet
This entry was prepared by Janet Spittler. First published online in April 2016. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 1. Paradoxography, ed. by Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay On Cod. Pal. gr. 398 Apollonios’ Amazing Stories is extant in only one manuscript, Cod. Pal. gr. 3981, dated to the third quarter of the ninth century and identified as one of 18 manuscripts belonging to the so-called “philosophical collection.”2 These manuscripts, which include the…

Apollonios of Rhodes (1766)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani.First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction (also commentary on T 1-3) Apollonios is consistently presented by ancient sources as a younger contemporary of Kallimachos, so probably his activity as a poet and philologist stretched from the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphos (283-246 BC), to that of Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246-221 B…

Apollonios of Tyana (1064)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Apollonius of Tyana: Life of Pythagoras (1064)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Apollonius of Tyana is more a figure of legend and lore than of history. Thus, talking about his life involves separating different layers of tradition rather than writing a continuous vita1. T…
Date: 2018-11-01

Archetimos of Syracuse (1098)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Archetimus of Syracuse: On the Seven Sages (?) (1098)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Archetimus remains completely obscure. There is much reason to believe that he is only a fictitious character. It is clear, in any case, that his claim to have taken part in a meeting of the Seven Sages at Cypselus’ court must be…

Aretades of Knidos (1759)

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Author(s): Chrubasik, Boris
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The story stems, so Ps.-Plutarch writes, from the second book of the Nesiotika of Aretades of Knidos, which suggests an œuvre of at least two volumes. The best discussion on Aretades is that of Ceccarelli to which hardly anything can be added here1; her main positions will be sketched briefly. The name A…

Aristeides, On the Foundation of Knidos (1770)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani. First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. See also FGrHist 444 / BNJ 444. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Jacoby was uncertain about the identity of this Aristeides1. He was convinced, however, that the author of the Περὶ Κνίδου κτίσεως was different from the Aristeides to whom a monograph on proverbs, Περὶ παροιμιῶν, is attributed, and…
Date: 2018-02-01

Aristias/Ariston of Chios (1771)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About This Historian Historian: Aristias/Ariston of Chios Jacoby number: 1771 Attested works: Foundations : F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC, 3rd-1st century BC 2nd century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of origin: Chios   FGrHist 1771 F 1 Sou…

Ariston (1772)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani. First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. See also BNJ 337. About This Historian Historian: Ariston Jacoby number: 1772 Attested works: The Colony of the Athenians : F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC, 3rd-1st century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of or…

Arrian (1069)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 156] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Arrian: About Dion. About Timoleon. Life of Tilloborus. Life of Epictetus (?) (1069)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay In contrast to Arrian’s major historical works, his biographies (or monographs) were no longer extant in Byzantine times. We therefore have lit…

Artemon of Magnesia (1099)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Artemon of Magnesia: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women (1099)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. About This Historian Historian: Artemon of Magnesia Jacoby number: 1099 Attested works: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 7. …

Asklepiades, son of Areios (1100)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 157] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Asclepiades: On Demetrius of Phaleron (?) (1100)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. About This Historian Historian: Asklepiades, son of Areios Jacoby number: 1100 Attested works: On Demetrios of Phaleron Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 7. …

Aspasios of Byblos (1086)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 792] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Aspasius of Byblus: Encomium on Hadrian (1086)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Aspasius of Byblus1 can be dated roughly to the 2nd century a.d. The name Aspasius is quite rare except in Byblus, where we find two other Aspasii mentioned in inscriptions2. If the Suda is correct in making him contem…

Athenaios of Naukratis (1074)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 166] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Athenaeus of Naucratis: On the Kings of Syria (1074)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The exact nature of Athenaeus’ On the Kings of Syria remains uncertain. Regarding the title of the work and the content of the fragment, it seems likely that it was a collection of…