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Kritias of Athens (338A)

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Author(s): Morison, William S.
This entry was prepared by William S. Morison and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Kritias of Athens Jacoby number: 338A Attested works: Historian's date: c. 460-May 403 BC Historical focus: Place of origin: Athens Note on Text, Translation and Commentary In FGrH, Jacoby listed titles for Kritias’ Politeiai or Constitutions of the Athenians ( FGrH 338E), Lakedaimonians ( FGrH 580A), and Thessalians ( FGrH 604A), but provided neither text nor commentary for any of them. The reason for this omission is unknown, but Kritias’ importance as…

Skylax of Karyanda (709)

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Author(s): Kaplan, Philip
This entry was prepared by Philip Kaplan and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Skylax of Karyanda Jacoby number: 709 Attested works: Circumnavigation of Lands Beyond the Pillars of Herakles or Circuit of the Earth: T1-T6, F1-F7b; Circumnavigation of the Inhabited Sea of Europe, Asia and Africa: F8-F13 Historian's date: 6th - 5th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XI. India Place of origin: Karyanda   BNJ 709 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Σκύλαξ Work mentioned: Circumnavigation …

Aethlios of Samos (536)

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Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Aethlios of Samos Jacoby number: 536 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th-4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIV. Samos Place of origin: Samos   BNJ 536 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 14.63, 650d Work mentioned: Source date: c. 200 AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Classical antiquities - Library of Congress Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - L…

Xenophanes of Kolophon (450)

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Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Xenophanes of Kolophon Jacoby number: 450 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: c. 550-470 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXIV. Kolophon Place of origin: Kolophon   BNJ 450 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 9.20 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography—to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment su…

Simonides (8)

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Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2017.About this Historian Historian: Simonides (ὁ γενεαλόγος) Jacoby number:8Attested works: Genealogy: T 1, F 1, F 2, F 5a, F 5b, F 5c; Inventions: T 1; Miscellanies: F 3 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 8 T 1 Source: Suda σ 442 (4.362.18 Adler) = T 1 Fowler = T 44b Poltera Work mentioned: Genealogy; Inventions Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literatur…

Epimenides (457)

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Author(s): Toye, David
This entry was prepared by David Toye and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Epimenides Jacoby number: 457 Attested works: The Birth of the Kouretes and Korybantes: T 1; Theogony: T 1; The Building of the Argo: T 1; The Voyage of Jason to Kolchis: T 1; On Sacrifices and the Constitution in Crete: T 1; On Minos and Rhadamanthys: T 1; Purifier: T 3a; Purifications: T 7; Oracles: T 8a, F 2; Kretika: T 9a, T 9b; History of the Telchines: T 10, F 22: Genealogies: F 12a, F 12b; Kretika: F 18, F 19 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Hor…

Aristeas (35)

(35,675 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Aristeas Jacoby number: 35 Attested works: Arimaspeian Epic: T 1- T 2, T 7b, F 1a-F 9; Theogony: T 1 Historian's date: 610 - 600 BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: Prokonnesos   BNJ 35 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, s.v. Ἀριστέας, α 3900 Adler Work mentioned: Arimaspeian Epic; Theogony Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Frag…

Anonymous, On Miletos (De Mileto) (496)

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Author(s): Liddel, Peter
This entry was prepared by Peter Liddel and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous Jacoby number: 496 Attested works: Milesian Histories(?): F1; Amphiktyonic Discourse(?): F8, F9; Milesian Discourse(?): F9 Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LIV. Miletus Place of origin: Miletos(?)   BNJ 496 F 1 Source: Parthenios, Erotic Sufferings 14, ‘About Antheus’ Work mentioned: Milesian Histories(?) Source date: 1st Source language: Gre…

Ouliades of Samos (538)

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Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Ouliades of Samos Jacoby number: 538 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th-3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIV. Samos Place of origin: Samos   BNJ 538 F 1 Source: Inschriften von Priene 37.118-123 (Magnetto ll. 152-7) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: Law, Ancient - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Con…

Abaris (34)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Abaris Jacoby number: 34 Attested works: ‘Skythine’ Oracles, Marriage of the (River) Hebrus, Purifications, Theogony, Arrival of Apollo amongst the Hyperboreans: T 1; The Oracles of Abaris: T 2b Historian's date: 6th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: 'The Hyperboreans'   BNJ 34 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, s.v. Abaris (Ἄβαρις), α 18 Adler Work mentioned: Marriage of the…

Anonymous, On Cyprus (De Cypro) (758)

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Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Cyprus (De Cypro) Jacoby number: 758 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 758 F 1a Source: Stephanos of Byzantium, s.v. Κύπρος Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Etiology - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Etiology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Stephanos of Byzantium, s.v. Κύπρος.... <ἐκλήθη δὲ> ἀπὸ Κύπρου τῆς θυγατρὸς…

Anonymous, On Siphnos (De Siphno) (553)

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Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Siphnos ( De Siphno) Jacoby number: 553 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 553 F 1a Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 4.66 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Natural history - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: cf. L. von Jan, K.F.Th. Mayhoff (eds), C. Plini Secundi Naturalis Historiae libri…