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Anonymous, On the Ptolemies (P. Haun. I 6) (1127)

(15,466 words)

Author(s): Trnka-Amrhein, Yvona
First published online in May 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay This often-discussed papyrus is striking for its unusual format, articulated by circles and lines, and for its significant contributions to debated topics of Ptolemaic history including The Battle of …

Anonymous, on Theoxena (P. Oxy. XXXVII 2821) (1128)

(3,836 words)

Author(s): Meccariello, Chiara
First published online in May 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction P. Oxy. XXXVII 2821, first published by E. Lobel in 1971, is a small papyrus fragment of 13x4 cm. It bears the remains of four lines penned across the fibres in a rather informal handwriting, which can be assigned to th…

Anonymous, On Alexander the Great (1125)

(6,509 words)

Author(s): Perale, Marco
First published online in August 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV A. Biography, A 8 Anonymous Papyri, ed. D. Obbink (Oxford), J. Brusuelas (Oxford), Stefan Schorn (Leuven); Brill (Leiden, Boston). Introduction/ Biographical Essay A prose text on Alexander, written across the fibers, including a prologue describing the correct methodology for reporting facts of his life. The text contains some notes on Alexander’s pedigree and the beginning of an account of his…

Anonymous, On Alexander the Great (P.Oxy. 3824) (1126)

(4,683 words)

Author(s): Perale, Marco
First published online in August 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV A. Biography, A 8 Anonymous Papyri, ed. D. Obbink (Oxford), J. Brusuelas (Oxford), Stefan Schorn (Leuven); Brill (Leiden, Boston). Introduction/ Biographical Essay A prose work on Alexander, possibly of biographical character, mentioning one of the episodes leading to his death, i.e. the ominous appearance on the king’s throne of a prisoner who had escaped his fetters and the guards’ attent…

Kadmos of Miletos (1760)

(14,220 words)

Author(s): Fontana, Federica
This entry was prepared by Federica Fontana. First published online in August 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. See also BNJ 489. Introduction/ Biographical Essay According to many ancient sources, Kadmos of Miletos was the first or one of the first Greeks to write history in prose, perhaps even the first Greek prose writer. Pliny dates him to the age of Kyros (T 2c); Strabo (T 3a) and Josephos (T 4) seem to provide a similar da…

Anonymous, On a Female Pupil of Plato, Speusippos, and Menedemos (P.Oxy. LII 3656) (1136)

(5,942 words)

Author(s): Meccariello, Chiara
This entry was prepared by Chiara Meccariello. First published online in August 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction P. Oxy. LII 3656, first published by P.J. Parsons in 1984, preserves a fragment of a prose text concerning a female pupil of the Platonic Academy. Her name is not preserved in …
Date: 2018-11-01

Anonymous, On Alkman (P. Oxy. L 3542) (1130)

(6,513 words)

Author(s): Brusuelas, James H.
This entry was prepared by James H. Brusuelas.First published online in May 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction According to the Suda (α 1289, s.v.) Alkman was the inventor of erotic song and the author of six books of poetry, something mysteriously called Κολυμβώϲαϲ, and hexameters. Despite that list, we only know him through his two surviving par…

Anonymous, Pindar (1132)

(9,021 words)

Author(s): de Kreij, Mark
First published online in August 2017.To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston.Introduction Papyrus. The papyrus contains one complete column of writing, with exiguous remains of the preceding column extant at the top. Both columns are written in similar hands, although the complete column was a lot less c…

Anonymous, On Solon or Kilikian Soloi (1119)

(9,138 words)

Author(s): Oswald, Simon
First published online in August 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James Brusuelas (Oxford), Dirk Obbink (Oxford) and Stefan Schorn (Leuven); Brill (Leiden, Boston). Introduction P. Oxy. IV 680, first published by Grenfell - Hunt (1904), is a small papyrus fragment (6.5x4.0 cm) preserving the remains of sixteen lines of a column in a formal-mixed hand of the second half of the third century CE1. Fuhr’s (1904) restoratio…

Antigenes (141)

(1,396 words)

Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Antigenes Jacoby number: 141 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 141 T 1 Source: Pliny, Natural History 1.5 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress ethnology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Pliny (G. …

Anonymous, On Lydia (768)

(12,304 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Lydia Jacoby number: 768 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 768 F 1 Source: unknown, Excerpts on Virtues and Vices, 1, p. 343, 6 (T 45 Pedley) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: luxury - Library of Congress poetry, ancient - Library of Congress music, greek and roman - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby unknown, Excerpts on Virtues and Vices, 1, p.…

Alexandros Polyhistor (273)

(117,475 words)

Author(s): Blakely, Sandra
This entry was prepared by Sandra Blakely and published on 1 April 2015. About this Historian Historian: Alexandros Polyhistor (L. Cornelius Alexander) Jacoby number: 273 Attested works: Aigyptiaka: F1-F11; On Bithynia: F12-13; On the Euxine Sea: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 273 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ᾽Αλέξανδρος ὁ Μιλήσιος Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: slavery …

Anonymous on Pausanias, On Argolika (Anonymi apud Pausaniam de Argo) (314)

(7,695 words)

Author(s): Millis, B.W.
This entry was prepared by Benjamin W. Millis and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous on Pausanias, On Argolika (Anonymi apud Pausaniam de Argo) Jacoby number: 314 Attested works: unknown: F1 - F12 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 314 F 1 Source: Pausanias,

Strattis (118)

(861 words)

Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Strattis Jacoby number: 118 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   Sheridan, Brian (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Dorotheos of Athens (145)

(3,220 words)

Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Dorotheos of Athens Jacoby number: 145 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 145 T 1 Source: Pliny, Natural History 1.12-13 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Science Library of Congress - Library of Congress natural history - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Dares (51)

(3,820 words)

Author(s): Erdas, Donatella
This entry was prepared by Donatella Erdas and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Dares the Phrygian Jacoby number: 51 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 51 T 1 Source: Dares the Phrygian (Latin) (Dares Phrygius Latinus), On the Fall of Troy (De excidio Troiae historia) epistula dedicatoria; p. 1 (ed. F. Meister) Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: rel…

Dionysios of Rhodes (511)

(449 words)

Author(s): Champion, Craige B.
This entry was prepared by Craige Champion and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Dionysios of Rhodes Jacoby number: 511 Attested works: no title: T1, Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIII. Rhodes Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 511 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Διονύσιος Μουσωνίου Work mentioned: no title Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, …

Varro (149)

(302 words)

Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Varro Jacoby number: 149 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 149 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Βάρρων Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress military history, ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - …

Theopompos (21)

(3,875 words)

Author(s): Thériault, Gaétan
This entry was prepared by Gaétan Thériault and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Theopompos Jacoby number: 21 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC, 1st century AD-2nd century AD 2nd century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 21 T 1 Source: Strabo, Geography 14.2.15 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC-1st century AD 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - …

Kallinikos of Petra (281)

(6,167 words)

Author(s): Kaldellis, Anthony
This entry was prepared by Anthony Kaldellis and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Kallinikos of Petra Jacoby number: 281 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 281 T 1a Source: Suda, s.v. Καλλίνικος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress rhetoric, ancient - Library of Congress Laudatory poetry - Library o…
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