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Hanno von Karthago (2208)

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Author(s): González Ponce, Francisco J.
This entry was written by Francisco J. González Ponce and published on 1 July 2011 Aus dem spanischen übersetzt von Marianne Ewert und Sabine Panzram About This Historian Historian: Hanno von Karthago Jacoby number: 2208 Attested works: Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: V. Geography | C. Explorations Place of origin: Carthage   FGrHist 2208 T 1a Source: Pliny (G. Plinius Secundus), Natural History 6, 200 (= Solinus 56, 12) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 23 AD - August 25, 79 AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Natural Histor…
Date: 2017-10-19

Demokles von P(h)ygela (2014)

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Author(s): Arenz, Alexander
This entry was written by Alexander Arenz and published on 1 May 2013 About This Historian Historian: Demokles von P(h)ygela Jacoby number: 2014 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th-5th century Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: P(h)ygela Kommentar Demokles lebte im 5. oder 4. Jahrhundert; eine Datierung ins 5. Jahrhundert mag aufgrund der Anordnung des Dionysios Hal. (T1) näher liegen. Er stammte namentlich aus dem kleinasiatischen Städtchen Phygela, bzw. Pygela, welches zwischen Ephesos und Priene lag.1 Die Person tritt …

Krates of Mallos (2113)

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Author(s): Broggiato, Maria
This entry was written by Maria Broggiato and published on 1 May 2013 About This Historian Historian: Krates of Mallos Jacoby number: 2113 Attested works: Ὁμηρικά / Homeric Questions ∆ιορθωτικά / Critical Commentary Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | B. Mathematical Geography Place of origin: Mallos   FGrHist 2113 T 1 Source: Suda κ 2342 Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: lexicography - Library of Congress Textual base: Suda κ 2342Κράτης, Τιμοκράτους, Μαλλώτης, φιλόσοφος Στωϊκός· ὃς ἐπεκλήθη Ὁ…
Date: 2018-11-01

Antisthenes of Athens (1004)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Antisthenes of Athens (1004)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 1. The Pre-Hellenistic period. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1998. Introduction/ Biographical Essay In spite of his prominent role as a famous intellectual of the late 5th and first half of the 4th centuries b.c., as a radical disciple of Sokrates and a prolific writer, we do not know either the exact year of birth or of death …
Date: 2018-11-01

Baton von Sinope (1029)

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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, 3. Middle Hellenistic Period (Late 3rd-Early 2nd c. BC), ed. by Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Einleitung/Biografischer Essay Datierung. Den terminus post quem liefert der Tod des Hieronymos von Syrakus im Jahr 214 v.Chr., den F 2 voraussetzt. Die früheste Erwähnung Batons finden wir bei Strabon (12,3,11 p. 546 = FGrHist 268 T 1) (ca. 64-ca. 24 v.Chr.)1, dessen Quelle an dieser Stelle nicht zu er…
Date: 2018-11-01

Nikanor of Kyrene (1784)

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Author(s): Grigolin, Chiara
This entry was prepared by Chiara Grigolin (Durham). First published online in April 2019. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. 2. Antiquities, fascicle 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About this Historian Historian: Nikanor of Kyrene Jacoby number: 1784 Attested works: Μετονομασίαι / Changes of Names Historian's date: 3rd-2nd century BC? Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography | E. Paradoxography and Antiquities | 2. Antiquities Place of origin: Kyre…

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…

Stesimbrotos of Thasos (1002)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Stesimbrotos of Thasos (1002)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 1. The Pre-Hellenistic period. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1998. Introduction and commentary on T1-5 In volume II Β of FGrHist Jacoby collected the fragments of S.’s of Thasos work which has come down to us under the title On Themistokles, Thukydides and Perikles 1. But Jacoby did not print exactly the same text as the …

Hellanikos of Lesbos (1782)

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Author(s): Ottone, Gabriella | Filoni, Andrea
This entry was prepared by Gabriella Ottone and Andrea Filoni. [Introduction and F 3, 6, 7 and 8 by Andrea Filoni; F 1, 2, 4 and 5 by Gabriella Ottone] First published online in October 2017. 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 4. About this Historian Historian: Hellanikos of Lesbos Jacoby number: 1782 Attested works: Foundations of Peoples and Cities : F 1, F 3, F 5 On Peoples/Denominations of Peoples: F 2, F 4 Foun…

Ion von Chios (1764)

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Author(s): Assenmaker, Pierre
[see BNJ 392] This entry was prepared by Pierre Assenmaker and published in May 2017. 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 Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Einleitung Die Biographie Ions von Chios lässt sich ziemlich gut rekonstruieren1. Auf Chios geboren, vermutlich in einer wohlhabenden aristokratischen Familie2, kam er um 466 v.Chr. nach Athen, wo er Kimon kennenlernte. Da er damals noch „ganz jung“ war3, kann sein Geburtsdatum auf 484/481 v.Chr. festgel…

Dikaiarchos (1400)

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This entry was prepared by Gertjan Verhasselt and published on 1 April 2018. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1. Life 2. Dates 3. Famous Homonyms 4. Works 4.1. Life of Greece 4.2. On the destruction of men 4.3. On the Sacrifice in Ilion 4.4. Descent into the Sanctuary of Trophonios 4.5. Olympikos and Panathenaïkos 4.6. On Musical Contests and On Dionysiac Contests 4.7. On Alkaios 4.8. Works on Homer and Euripides? 4.9. On Lives and the fragments on philosophers 4.10. Tripolitikos 4.11. Constitutions 4.12. Letter to Aristoxenos 4.13. A work on proverbs? 4.14. Geographical works 4.15. Works …
Date: 2018-11-01

Phanokritos (1114)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Phanocritus: On Eudoxus (1114)." 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 Phanocritus, who is said to have written on Eudoxus of Cnidus (~ 391-338 b.c.), remains only a name to us1. Perhaps his work was a biography. In this case, however, it is difficult to see how the statement that Plato2 liked figs and Arcesilaus (~ 3…

Hermippos of Smyrna (1026)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Hermippos of Smyrna (1026)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 3. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. About This Historian Historian: Hermippos of Smyrna Jacoby number: 1026 Attested works: On Lawgivers : T 7; F 1-F 8; F 70? On the Seven Sages : T 8; F 9-F 20; F 65? On Pythagoras : T 9; F 21-F 26; F 27? On Aristotle : T 10; F 28-F 33; F 73? F 89? On Theophrastos : T 11, T 20; F 34-F 38 On Those who Converted from Philosophy to [...…
Date: 2018-11-01

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 …

Eurypylos (1107)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Eurypylus: On Euaeon of Lampsacus (?) (1107)." 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 Eurypylus1 remains obscure. He might be identical with E. of Cos, the pupil of Crantor († 276/275 b.c.), who is mentioned by Philodemus in his Index Academicorum 2. The name E., which is quite rare, would point to the island…

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…

Phainias of Eresos (1012)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Phainias of Eresos (1012)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 1. The Pre-Hellenistic period. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1998. About This Historian Historian: Phainias of Eresos Jacoby number: 1012 Attested works: On the Tyrants of Sicily : F 1; F 2? Tyrants Killed in Revenge : F 3, F 4; F 5, F 6? The Prytaneis of Eresos : F 7; F 8 F 9, F 10? On the Socratics : F 11; F 12? On Poets : F 13 Historian's date: 4th century BC; floruit…
Date: 2018-11-01

Pythagoras (2214)

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Author(s): Mann, Christian
This entry was written by Christian Mann and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Pythagoras Jacoby number: 2214 Attested works: Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: V. Geography | C. Explorations Place of origin: unknown Kommentar Pythagoras´ Herkunft ist unbekannt. Der von Plinius erwähnte ptolemäische Flottenkommandant, der auf einer Insel des Roten Meeres einen großen Edelstein ausgraben ließ (T 1), ist mit an Sicherheit grenzender Wahrscheinlichkeit mit dem von Athenaios und Ai…
Date: 2017-10-19

Demetrio di Skepsis (2013)

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Author(s): Biraschi, Anna Maria
This entry was written by Anna Maria Biraschi and published on 1 July 2011. About This Historian Historian: Demetrios of Skepsis Jacoby number: 2013 Attested works: Τρωικὸς διάκοσμος / Trojan catalogue : T 1, T 4, T 11, F 1 Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: Skepsis (Asia Minor)   FGrHist 2013 T 1 Source: Strabo, Geography 13.1.55 C609 Work mentioned: Τρωικὸς διάκοσμος / Trojan catalogue Source date: 1st century BC-1st century AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Biography - Library of…

Echemenes (459)

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Author(s): Sekunda, Nicholas V.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas Sekunda and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Echemenes Jacoby number: 459 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 | XXXVIII. Crete Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 459 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 13.77.601e Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 13.77.601…
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