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Hesianax (763)

(609 words)

Author(s): Naiden, Fred
This entry was prepared by Fred S. Naiden and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Hesianax Jacoby number: 763 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XIX. Libya Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 763 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 311c-d Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 311c-dΚαλπούρνιος Κράσσος, ἀνὴρ τῶν ἐπισήμων ῾Ρηγο…

Anonymous, On Carthage (De Carthagine) (744)

(10,841 words)

Author(s): Lynn Rose, M.
This entry was prepared by M. Lynn Rose and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Carthage (De Carthagine) Jacoby number: 744 Attested works: uncertain: F1 - F15 Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 744 F 1 Source: Servius , Aeneid, 4.670 Work mentioned: uncertain Source date: 5th century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Servius , Aeneid, 4.670 Karthago aut antiqua Tyros vel nobilem dicit vel illud ostendit, quia Carthago an…

Anagraphai (Pseudo-Manetho) (610)

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Author(s): Gambetti, Sandra
This entry was prepared by Sandra Gambetti and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Anagraphai (Pseudo-Manetho) Jacoby number: 610 Attested works: Historian's date: after 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 610 F 1 Source: Synkellos, Georgios, Ecloga chronographica (Mosshammer, A.A.), p. 171, 180-1, 190, 195-6, 204-5, 233, 278-9 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, a…

Anonymous, On Libya (De Libya) (764)

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Author(s): Naiden, F. S.
This entry was prepared by Fred S. Naiden and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Libya (De Libya) Jacoby number: 764 Attested works: On Libya: F1, F19b Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 764 F 1 Source: Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), On the Nature of Animals, 17.6 Work mentioned: On Libya Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), On the Nature of Animals, 17.6Θεοκλῆς δὲ ἐν τῆι τετάρτηι περὶ τὴν Σύρτιν λέγει γίνεσ…

Anonymous, On Rome and Italy (840)

(41,086 words)

Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 April 2015. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Rome and Italy Jacoby number: 840 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC 5th century AD Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 840 F 1a Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities, 1.4.2-1.6.2 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress criticism - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities, 1.4.2-1.6.2ἔτι γὰρ…

Menekrates (701)

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Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates Jacoby number: 701 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 701 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 26.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress oracles - Library of Congress constitutional history…

Kaimaron (720)

(969 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Kaimaron Jacoby number: 720 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XI. India Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 720 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 4.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 4.3π…

Menekrates (701)

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Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates Jacoby number: 701 Attested works: Historian's date: 150-100 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: Nysa   BNJ 701 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Theseus 26.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 1st-2nd century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: biography--to 500 - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress constitution…

Klei(to)demos of Athens (323)

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Author(s): Morison, William S.
This entry was prepared by William S. Morison and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Klei(to)demos of Athens Jacoby number: 323 Attested works: First Origins: F5a, Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: Athens(?)   BNJ 323 T 1 Source: Pausanias 10.15.5 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: ethnology - Library of Congress Fragment subject: travel, ancient - …

Diokles of Rhodes (302)

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Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Diokles of Rhodes Jacoby number: 302 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | IV. Aetolia Place of origin: Rhodes   BNJ 302 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), De fluviis 22.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: science - Library of Congress Textual base: E.C. Dorda, A. De Lazzer, E.Pe…

Antisthenes of Athens (1004)

(11,316 words)

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

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…

Stesimbrotos of Thasos (1002)

(16,331 words)

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 …

Ion von Chios (1764)

(8,496 words)

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

Potamon of Mytilene (1085)

(5,201 words)

Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 147] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Potamon of Mytilene: Encomium on Caesar. Encomium on Brutus (1085)." 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 orator Potamon of Mytilene1, son of Lesbonax, enters into history shortly after the Battle of Pharsalus (48 b.c.) when he undertook an embassy, together with the famous Lesbian poet Crina…

Diokles of Peparethos (1767)

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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. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The name “Peparethos” designates both the Aegean island1 and one of its three poleis 2. The island is acknowledged for some military deeds on the side of the Athenians in the 5th century BC. Its fleet seemed so important that, at the beginning of the second Macedonian War, Philip V devastat…

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)

(1,924 words)

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 …

Butas (1785)

(2,526 words)

Author(s): Manuwald, Bernd | Manuwald, Gesine
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. Einleitung/Biografischer Essay Butas ist durch Plutarch (in der Romulus-Vita) und durch Arnobius als ein Autor bezeugt, der auf Griechisch über legendarische Ursprünge von römischem religiösen Brauchtum (αἰτίαι, causalia) elegische Distichen verfasste, vermutlich (trotz Plutarchs αἰτίαι) unter dem üblichen Titel Αἴτια. Der einzige…
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