Brill’s New Jacoby

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Ian Worthington

Brill's New Jacoby is a fully-revised and enlarged edition of Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III, providing new texts of the ancient historians in many instances as well as several new historians and many new fragments of existing historians that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. Especially important is that for the first time ever commentaries are provided on the final 248 historians in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. In addition, and also for the first time, Brill's New Jacoby presents facing English translations of all the testimonia and fragments, new, critical commentaries on all the testimony and fragments, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

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Abaris (34)

(2,806 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Abaris Jacoby number: 34 Attested works: Historian's date: 6th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 34 T 1 Source: Suda , α 18 , s.v. Abaris (῎Αβαρις) Adler Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, α 18 , s.v. Abaris (῎Αβαρις)Σκύθης, Σεύθου υἱός. συνεγράψα…

Abas (46)

(1,592 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Abas Jacoby number: 46 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 46 T 1 Source: Suda , α 20, s.v. ῎Αβας Adler Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: rhetoric, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, α 20, s.v. ῎Αβαςσοφιστὴς, Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα καὶ Τέχνην ῥητο…

Ablabius (708)

(3,674 words)

Author(s): Frakes, Robert M.
This entry was prepared by Robert M. Frakes and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Ablabius Jacoby number: 708 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century AD 5th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | IX. Getae and Goths Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 708 T 1 Source: Iordanes, On the Getes, 4, 28 Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: ethnology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Iordanes, On the Getes, 4, 28 Ablavius desc…

Abydenos (685)

(15,944 words)

Author(s): De Breucker, G.
This entry was prepared by Geert de Breucker and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Abydenos Jacoby number: 685 Attested works: On the Assyrians: T1, On the Assyrians: T2a, On the Assyrians: T2b, On the Assyrians: F1a, On the Assyrians: F1b, On the Assyrians: F2a, On the Assyrians: F2b, On the Assyrians: F3, On the Assyrians: F3b, On the Assyrians: F4a, On the Assyrians: F4b, On the Assyrians: F5, On the Assyrians: F6a, On the Assyrians: F6b, On the Assyrians: F7, On the Assyrians: F8, Historian's date: 2nd century AD, probably 2nd-3rd century AD 3rd century AD Historic…

Acilius (813)

(9,872 words)

Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Acilius Jacoby number: 813 Attested works: uncertain: T1a, uncertain: T1b, uncertain: T2a, uncertain: T2b, Annals: T3, Annals: F1, Annals: F2, Annals: F3, Annals: F4, Annals: F5, Annals: F6, Annals: F7, Annals: F8, Historian's date: 2nd 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: unknown   BNJ 813 T 1a Source: Gellius, Aulus, Attic Nights, 6/7, 14, 9 Work mentione…

Aethlios of Samos (536)

(2,184 words)

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 century BC 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: unknown   BNJ 536 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 14, 63, 650d Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: chronology, historical - Library of Congress Textual ba…

Agaklytos (411)

(1,381 words)

Author(s): Anderson, Greg
This entry was prepared by Greg Anderson and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Agaklytos Jacoby number: 411 Attested works: On Olympia: F1, 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 411 F 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Κυψελιδῶν ἀνάθημα Work mentioned: On Olympia Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: asylum, right of - Library of Congress despotism - Library of Congress Te…

Agatharchides of KnidosTEST TOC (86)

(31,401 words)

Author(s): Burstein, S.M.
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Agatharchides of Knidos Jacoby number: 86 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 86 T 1 Source: Strabo, On Geography 14.2.15 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC - 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Strabo, Geographica [Vide: Apol…

Agatharchides of Samos (284)

(6,522 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Agatharchides of Samos Jacoby number: 284 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 284 F 1a Source: Stobaios, Ioannes, Anthologium (ed. Wachsmuth – Hense) [Vide: Areius Didymus & Joannes Damascenus apud Stobaeum (Joannem) (cf. Aetius.De placitis [excerpta Stobaei])], 3, 7, 64 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd cent…

Agathokles (472)

(16,106 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Agathokles Jacoby number: 472 Attested works: On Kyzikos: F7bis, Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 472 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Πτολεμαῖος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΠτολεμαῖοςΠτολεμαῖος· γραμματι…

Agathokles of Samos (799)

(612 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Agathokles of Samos Jacoby number: 799 Attested works: Constitution of the Pessinountioi: F1, Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 799 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Lexikon, 9.1 = Moralia 1155b-d Work mentioned: Constitution of the Pessinountioi Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: myt…

Agathon (801)

(1,865 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Agathon Jacoby number: 801 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVIII. Pontus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 801 F 1 Source: Scholia, Argonautika (ed. Wendel), 2, 1015b Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Scholia, 2, 101…

Agathon of Samos (843)

(3,540 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Agathon of Samos Jacoby number: 843 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC–1st century AD 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXX. Scythia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 843 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), On Rivers, 14.4-5 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress mythology, greek - …

Agesilaos (828)

(810 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Agesilaos Jacoby number: 828 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 828 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), p. 312 E Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos), p. 312 EΦουλούιος Στέλλος μισῶν γυναῖκας…

Agias and Derkylos (305)

(13,252 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Agias and Derkylos Jacoby number: 305 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | IX. Argos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 305 T 1a Source: Scholia, fr. 179; p. 83 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century BC, 3rd century BC - 2nd century AD 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: criticism - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Aglaosthenes (499)

(5,717 words)

Author(s): Müller, Sabine
This entry was prepared by Sabine Müller and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Aglaosthenes Jacoby number: 499 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LV. Naxos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 499 T 1 Source: Pliny (G. Plinius Secundus) Lexikon, Natural History, 1, 4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: natural history - Library of Congress geography, ancient - …

Agroitas (762)

(7,671 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Agroitas Jacoby number: 762 Attested works: On Libya: F1, On Libya: F2, On Libya: F3a, On Libya: F3b, On Libya: F3c, On Libya: F4a, On Libya: F4b, On Libya: F4c, On Libya: F4d, On Libya: F5, On Libya: F6, On Libya: F7a, On Libya: F7b, 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: unknown   BNJ 762 F 1 Source: Scholia, Argonautika, 2.498-527 Work mentione…