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Xenagoras (240)

(8,202 words)

Author(s): Higbie, Carolyn
This entry was prepared by Carolyn Higbie and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Xenagoras Jacoby number: 240 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | D. Chronologies | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 240 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Νύμφις Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: genealogy - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - ΝύμφιςΝύμφις· Νύμφιδος Ξεναγόρου,῾Ηρακλεώτης ἐκ Πόντου. Nymphis: son of Nymphis (?), son of X…

Onasos (41)

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Author(s): Cottier, Michel
This entry was prepared by Michel Cottier and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Onasos Jacoby number: 41 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 41 F 1a Source: Scholiast on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 1.1207 Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Scholiast on Apollonios Rh…

Echephylidas (409)

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Author(s): Anderson, Greg
This entry was prepared by Greg Anderson and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Echephylidas Jacoby number: 409 Attested works: uncertain: F1 - F3 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVIII. Elis and Olympia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 409 F 1 Source: Scholia on Plato, Phaidon 89c Work mentioned: uncertain Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress mythology, greek - …

Anonymous, On Delos (De Delo, ex Aeschine) (401a)

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Author(s): Constantakopoulou, Christy
This entry was prepared by Christy Constantakopoulou and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Delos (De Delo, ex Aeschine) Jacoby number: 401a Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVI. Delos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 401a T 1a Source: Demosthenes, On the Crown (Or. 18) 134 Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress symbou…

Metrodoros (184)

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Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Metrodoros Jacoby number: 184 Attested works: Historian's date: late 2nd century BC-early 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | l. 2nd and 1st c. BC History until Augustus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 184 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives of the Philosophers 5.84 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government Textual base: Jacoby Dioge…

Krateros the Macedonian (342)

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Author(s): Carawan, Edwin
This entry was prepared by Edwin Carawan and published on 1 November 2017. About this Historian Historian: Krateros the Macedonian Jacoby number: 342 Attested works: On Decrees: T1a-5a; T6; F7-10; F13-16b; F20 Historian's date: 3rd 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: Macedonia Abbreviations: ATL: B.D. Meritt, H.T. Wade-Gery and M.F. McGregor, The Athenian Tribute Lists 4 vols. (Cambridge, MA and Princeton 1939–53) Erdas: D. Erdas, Cratero il Macedone. T…

Theodoros of Samothrace (62)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Samothrace Jacoby number: 62 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Samothrace   BNJ 62 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History ( Καινὴ Ἱστορία), Book 7 in Photius, Bibliotheca 190, 152b26 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, ancient--History and criticism - …

Androkles (751)

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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: Androkles Jacoby number: 751 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVIII. Cyprus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 751 F 1 Source: Scholiast on Lykophron, Alexandra 447 (Etymologicon Magnum 738.50) Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: T. Gaisford (ed.), Etymologicon Magnum (Oxonii 1848) - Go t…

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 - …

Eumelos of Corinth (451)

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Author(s): Toye, David L.
This entry was prepared by David L. Toye and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Eumelos of Corinth Jacoby number: 451 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXV. Corinth Place of origin: Corinth   BNJ 451 T 1 Source: Clement of Alexandria (T. Flavius Clemens), Stromateis 6.26.7 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD, 2nd-3rd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Religion - Library of Congress Fragment…

Agroitas (762)

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Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary Frances Williams and published on 1 November 2017. About this Historian Historian: Agroitas Jacoby number: 762 Attested works: Historian's date: Hellenistic period? Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XIX. Libya Place of origin:   BNJ 762 F 1 Source: Scholia on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 2.498-527 Wendel Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Mythology - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual ba…

Heragoras of Megara (486A)

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Author(s): Liddel, Peter
This entry was prepared by Peter Liddel and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Heragoras of Megara Jacoby number: 486A Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: Megara   BNJ 486A F 1a Source: Scholion on Apollonios Rhodios, Argonautika 1.211-215c (= BNJ 486 F 3a) Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Criticism - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Scholion on Apollonios Rhodios, 1.211-215c῾Ηραγόρας δὲ ἐν τοῖς Μεγαρικ…

Leonides (827)

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Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Leonides Jacoby number: 827 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: Byzantion?   BNJ 827 F 1 Source: Scholiast on Lykophron, Alexandra 755 (Etymologicum Genuinum p. 299 Mi; Etymologicum Magnum p. 789, 10) Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries, History and criticism …

Ischomachos (1058)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Isomachus: On the School of Hippocrates (1058)." 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 Ischomachus of Bithynia can be roughly dated to the period of the 1st cent. b.c.–1st cent. a.d. 1 His work suggests that he was a physician. A firm terminus ante quem is provided by Erotianus, the Neronian phys…

Telephos of Pergamon (1071)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 505] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Telephus of Pergamum: On the Kings of Pergamum. Lives of Tragic and of Comic Poets (1071)." 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 Telephus of Pergamum1, whose name recalls the local hero Telephus2, was born in the eighties or nineties of the 1st century a.d. and, according to Galenus (T 3), lived to be …

Amyntianos (1072)

(1,875 words)

Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= FGrHist 150] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Amyntianus: Parallel Lives. On Alexander. On Olympias (1072)." 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 Amyntianus can securely be dated to the times of the Antonine Emperors. He wrote a book On Alexander, which was either a biography, monograph or an encomium1, and dedicated it to the Emperor Marcu…

Philo of Byblos (1060)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 790] First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Philo of Byblus: On the Rule of Hadrian. About Cities and their Famous Citizens (1060)." 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 Philo of Byblus1 can be dated fairly securely to the time of the 1st–2nd century a.d. He was a client or perhaps even a free…

Theseus (1078)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 453] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Theseus: Lives of Famous Men (1078)." 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 Theseus remains obscure1. Regarding his name, he probably came from Athens and lived in the period of the 2nd - 3rd century a.d. The first dated instance of his name belongs to the 2nd century. There are als…

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

Potamon of Mytilene (1085)

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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…

Seleukos of Alexandria (1056)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 341] [= 634] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Seleucus of Alexandria: On Lives of Philosophers (1056)." 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 grammarian Seleucus1 can be securely dated to the time of Augustus and Tiberius. He came from Alexandria, but lived in Rome, where we find him in the learned c…

Apollonios of Tyana (1064)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Apollonius of Tyana: Life of Pythagoras (1064)." 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 Apollonius of Tyana is more a figure of legend and lore than of history. Thus, talking about his life involves separating different layers of tradition rather than writing a continuous vita1. T…
Date: 2018-11-01

Christodoros of Koptos (1084)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 283] First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Christodorus of Coptus: On the Disciples of the Great Proclus (1084)." 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 Christodorus of Coptus, epic poet in the style of Nonnus1, dates to the reign of Anastasius (a.d. 491-518), whose capture of Isauria he also…

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…

Nikagoras von Kypros (2032)

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Author(s): Cappelletto, Pietro
This entry was written by Pietro Capelletto and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Nikagoras von Kypros Jacoby number: 2032 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: Cyprus   FGrHist 2032 T 1a Source: Arnobius 4, 29 (236, 1 Marchesi2) Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Textual base: Arnobius, 4, 29 (236, 1 Marchesi2) et possumus quidem hoc in loco omnis istos, nobis quos inducitis atque appellati…
Date: 2017-10-19

Skymnos (2047)

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Author(s): Orth, Christian
This entry was written by Christian Orth and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Skymnos Jacoby number: 2047 Attested works: Εὐρώπη / Europa: F 1, 2, 3, Ἀσία / Asia: F 6, 7, 8, 9 Historian's date: 3rd-2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: Chios Einleitung Skymnos von Chios (zu der Herkunft vgl. F 2 und F 5) wird bei dem Paradoxographen Apollonios (F 5), bei Herodian (F 9), Stephanos v. Byzanz (F 1, 2, 6 und 8) und in den Scholien zu Apollonios Rhodios (F 3, 4 u…
Date: 2017-10-19

Protagoras (2044)

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Author(s): Dueck, Daniela
This entry was written by Daniela Dueck and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Protagoras Jacoby number: 2044 Attested works: γεωμετρία τῆς οἰκουμένης / Geometry of the Inhabited World γεωγραφία / Geography Historian's date: 2nd-3rd century AD Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: unknown Commentary Protagoras was a geographer active probably in the second or third century CE, certainly after Claudius Ptolemy. He followed Ptolemy’s approach to geography and was one of the main sources of Markianos of Herakleia (see FGrHist
Date: 2017-10-19

Zenothemis (2054)

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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 Manolis Ulbricht und Olaf Schlunke About This Historian Historian: Zenothemis Jacoby number: 2054 Attested works: Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: unknown   FGrHist 2054 T 1a Source: Tzetzes, Ioannes, Chiliades , 7, 675 (= fr. 855 Lloyd-Jones–Parsons) Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD, c. 1110 - 1180 AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Biography - Librar…
Date: 2017-10-19

Pseudo-Skymnos (2048)

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Author(s): Korenjak, Martin
This entry was written by Martin Korenjak and published on 1 July 2011. Einleitung zum Kommentar Was sich von den Jamben des Ps.-S. erhalten hat, ist in zwei (sich etwas überschneidenden) Teilen überliefert: Codex unicus für 1-743 ist die aus dem 13.Jh. stammende geographische Sammelhandschrift Parisinus Gr. Suppl. 443 (D).1 722-1026 lassen sich aus der anonymen frühbyzantinischen Kompilation Periplus Ponti Euxini gewinnen, die ihrerseits ganz oder teilweise in vier wichtigen Handschriften (ABVW) erhalten ist.2 Die sonstige Nebenüberlieferung besteht nur aus den zwei…
Date: 2019-01-01

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

Philiskos of Miletos (1013)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
[= 337 bis] Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Philiskos of Miletos (1013)." 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: Philiskos of Miletos Jacoby number: 1013 Attested works: A Milesian Speech : T 1b Amphictyonic Speech : T 1b Treatise on Rhetoric : T 1b, T 9 Collection of Famous Sayings of Isokrates : T 1b History of Egypt : T 9 History of Sicily : T 9 Agains the T…
Date: 2018-11-01

Dionysios of Ephesos (1104)

(661 words)

Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Dionysius of Ephesus: Record of Physicians (1104)." 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 Dionysius’ common name makes a plausible identification with any of his namesakes impossible1. A terminus post quem is the middle of the 3rd century B.C. Since he wrote a Record of Physicians, he might have been a physician …

Andron of Ephesos (1005)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Andron of Ephesos (1005)." 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. Writers on the Seven Sages (General introduction to 1005-1007) About This Historian Historian: Andron of Ephesos Jacoby number: 1005 Attested works: Tripod : T 2, T 2a, T 2b, T 2c, T 2d, F 1, F 2, F 3, F 5 Historian's date: 4th century BC, first half 4th century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquari…

Moiragenes (1067)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Moeragenes: Memoirs of Apollonius (1067)." 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 Moeragenes, author of a biography of Apollonius in four books (T 1), remains an obscure figure. He can be dated roughly to the 1st — 2nd century a.d. He is possibly to be identified with M. of Athens, who is mentioned by Plutarch in his Quaestio…

Hermippos of Berytos (1061)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Hermippus of Berytus: On Slaves Prominent in Learning (1061)." 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 Hermippus of Berytus flourished during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. He was born in a village near Berytus, and was a pupil of Philo of Byblus (1060), who acquainted him with his patron Herennius Severus1. H. was pr…

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…

Lykon/Lykos of Iasos (1110)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Lycon/Lycus of Iasus: On Pythagorean Life (1110)." 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 Lycon (DK 57), author of a Pythagorean Life, is completely obscure1. Although he is said to be from Iasus (T 1), he is perhaps to be identified with the Pythagorean from Tarentum, listed by…

Nikagoras of Athens (1076)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Nicagoras of Athens: Lives of Famous Men (1076)." 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 Nicagoras I, son of Mnesaeus, belonged to one of the leading Athenian families1. In view of his long family tree N. can be compared with the historian Dexippus2. He may have been a grandson of the famous 2nd century orator …

Soranos of Ephesos (1062)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Soranus of Ephesus: Lives of Physicians (1062)." 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 Soranus of Ephesus is one of the main exponents of the so-called Methodical school of physicians founded by Themison ( methodicae medicinae instructissimus auctor 1). He lived in Alexandria and Rome during the reigns of …

Die Berichte der unbekannteren Indienfahrer (2219)

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This entry was prepared by Stefan Faller and published on 1 May 2019. Kommentar Im Anhang 721 der FGrHist III C hat Jacoby nach eigenem Bekunden die Fragmente der „späteren Indienfahrer“ gesammelt. Eine Durchsicht der Texte zeigt allerdings, dass die zeitliche Komponente dabei nicht der Hauptgrund für die Auswahl war: Zwar bezieht sich die überwiegende Menge des Materials auf Notizen aus den Jahrhunderten nach Skylax oder Ktesias, aber einerseits nicht ausschließlich und andererseits war für die Aufnahme der …

Anonymous, On Persia (696)

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Author(s): Almagor, Eran
This entry was prepared by Eran Almagor and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Persia Jacoby number: 696 Attested works: Historian's date: 6th century BC 6th century AD Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 696 F 1 Source: Strabo, Geographica , 15.3.23 Works mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Criticism - Library of Congress Ethnology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Strabo, Geographica, 15.3.23συνέβη δὲ τοῖς Πέρσαις …

Dei(l)ochos (471)

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Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Dei(l)ochos Jacoby number: 471 Attested works: On Kyzikos: F 1-F 10b; On Samothrace(?): F 11 Historian's date: TAQ 431 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: Kyzikos or Prokonessos   BNJ 471 T 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, On Thucydides 5 (L. Radermacher and H. Usener (eds.), Dionysii Halicarnasei quae exstant 5 (Leipzig 1899)) Works mentioned: On Kyzikos S…

Menaichmos of Sikyon (131)

(13,407 words)

Author(s): Tuci, Paolo A.
This entry was prepared by Paolo A. Tuci and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Menaichmos of Sikyon Jacoby number: 131 Attested works: History about the Time of Alexander of Macedonia: F1; On His Own Art: F2; On the Art of Engraving: T4c; Pythikos: F2; On Artists: F3-5 Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin:   BNJ 131 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexicon, s.v. Μέναιχμος Work mentioned: History about the Time of Alexander of Macedonia Sourc…

Hellanikos of Lesbos (323a)

(30,854 words)

Author(s): Pownall, Frances
This entry was prepared by Frances Pownall and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Hellanikos of Lesbos Jacoby number: 323a Attested works: Historian's date: 5th 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: unknown   BNJ 323a T 1 Source: Suda, Ε 739, s.v. ῾Ελλάνικος Μιτυληναῖος (Adler) = BNJ 4 T 1 Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress history, ancient - …

Servius (47)

(488 words)

Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Servius Jacoby number: 47 Attested works: Trojan History: F1 Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 47 F 1 Source: Scholion rec. B* on Homer, Iliad 21.242 (vol. 4, p. 264 Dindorf) Work mentioned: Trojan History Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries, History and Criticism Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - L…

Palaiphatos of Athens (44)

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Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Palaiphatos of Athens Jacoby number: 44 Attested works: Creation of the World: T1; Birth of Apollo and Artemis: T1; Utterances and Speeches of Aphrodite and Eros: T1; Strife of Athena and Poseidon: T1; Lock of Leto T1; <On> Unbelievable <Tales>: T2; History of Cyprus: T3; History of Delos: T3; History of Attica: T3; History of Arabia: T3; On the Unbelievable <Tales>: T3a; Egyptian Theology: T4; Mythical Stories: T4; Solutions to Mythical Stories: T4; Synopses: T4; Trojan History: T4, F…

Polygnostos (473)

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Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 7 November 2019. About this Historian Historian: Polygnostos Jacoby number: 473 Attested works: On Kyzikos (F1) Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: unknown (Kyzikos?)   BNJ 473 F 1 Source: Scholion L+ on Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 1.989-91, 996-7 Work mentioned: On Kyzikos Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries--History and criticism - Lib…

Apollonios Molo(n) of Rhodes (728)

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Author(s): Aubert, Jean-Jacques
This entry was prepared by Jean-Jacques Aubert and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Apollonios Molo(n) of Rhodes Jacoby number: 728 Attested works: Against the Jews (κατὰ ᾽Ιουδαίων): T2, F1; Aegyptiaka: T4; Against the Philosophers: F4 Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XII. Jews Place of origin: Alabanda (Karia) / Rhodes   BNJ 728 T 1a Source: Strabo, Geography 14.2.13, 655C Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek…

Dionysios of Samos (15)

(13,257 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Dionysios of Samos Jacoby number: 15 Attested works: Kyklos: F1-F9, F12; On Problems: F15 Historian's date: 3rd - 2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections Place of origin: Samos(?)   BNJ 15 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Διονύσιος Μουσωνίου Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of CongressC…

Nikandros of Thyateira (343)

(6,591 words)

Author(s): Sickinger, James P.
This entry was prepared by James P. Sickinger and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Nikandros of Thyateira Jacoby number: 343 Attested works: On the Demes: F1-F2, Commentaries on the Attic Dialect: F3-F7, F8(?)-F19(?) Historian's date: 2nd - 1st 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: Thyateira   BNJ 343 T 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantion, s.v. Θυάτειρα Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre…
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