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Felix Jacoby (biografie_jacoby)

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Author(s): Chambers, Mortimer
Introduction Felix Jacoby (1876-1959) edited, over many years, the fragments of the Greek historians who are not preserved complete: that is, quotations from their works in other writers. In his multi-volume work, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker (for which he requested the abbreviation FGrHist) he created one of the stupendous research sources in the field of ancient history. The work outlived two world wars, Jacoby's forced retirement from his chair at the University of Kiel, his exile from his native land, his return t…

Editorial practices of FGrHist (editorial_practices)

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Author(s): Chambers, Mortimer
Editorial practices of FGrHist The historians are numbered consecutively in a single series through all volumes. They are grouped into the several Parts listed below, following Jacoby's division according to literary type. The entry on a given historian begins with items under the rubric T (Testimonia), which are references to the man and his works in other authors, lexicographers, grammarians, and the like. Then come the “fragments” of the historian, headed by F, which are quotations from his writi…

The continuation of the FGrHist (continuation_fgrhist)

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Author(s): Chambers, Mortimer
The continuation of the FGrHist On his death in 1959, Felix Jacoby left uncompleted the original plan for the Fragmente. Not only was he unable to complete his commentary to Part III C, but no parts of three whole sections foreseen in the original plan were ever published. Jacoby did however leave behind a considerable Nachlass of more than 1200 pages of notes and outlines relating to his commentary to FGrHist Part III C. Professor Charles W. Fornara has published a first fascicle of Jacoby's text (Fasc. 1. Commentary on Nos. 608a-608, 1994), someti…

The organization of the FGrHist (organisation_fgrhist)

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Author(s): Chambers, Mortimer
The organization of the FGrHist The CD-Rom edition of Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker presents the collection as completed by Jacoby himself in 1958, consisting of three parts originally covering 15 volumes in print1: Table of Contents of Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part I. Genealogie und Mythographie Volume A: Vorrede. Text. Addenda. Konkordanz [Nr. 1-63] [Greek text] Volume a: Kommentar. Nachträge. [Nr 1-63] [in German] Part II. Zeitgeschichte Volume A: Universalgeschichte und Hellenika. [Nr. 64-105] [Greek text] Volume B: Spezialgeschichten. Autobi…