Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Stefan Schorn

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued.
Part IV is the continuation of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient Greek fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. It includes the fragments of ancient Greek biography and antiquarian literature, a section that Jacoby was not able to publish before his death. Part IV will ultimately consist of 27 book volumes presenting the original Greek texts with translations and full commentaries, of which 3 volumes have been published in print. One volume is forthcoming in 2017, two others are scheduled for 2018. In the meantime, Brill's online edition provides electronic access to the rich materials that have been prepared so far: those already available in existing volumes as well as those that have been completed but have not yet gone to print.

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Damas (1101)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Damas: Life of Eudemus (1101)." 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 Damas remains unknown. The form of his name has been variously altered to Δάμασος or Δαμάσκιος, but since Damas is a common Greek name, there is no need to change the text as we have it1. Since he is said to have written a biography of the Peripa…

Damis of Niniveh? (1065)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Damis of Niniveh (?): On Apollonius (1065)." 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 Philostratus says in his Life of Apollonius that his account of Apollonius’ travels is mainly based on the Memoirs of Apollonius written by Apollonius’ pupil Damis of Niniveh (T 1). He introduces him into the narrative i…

Demosthenes of Bithynia (1769)

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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 No biographical data are known about Demosthenes of Bithynia. In FGrHist 699 F 17/ BNJ 699 F 17, he is considered as a source for Alexander Polyhistor (2nd-1st cent. BC) and a target of Polybios’ criticism, but in this passage the reading “Demosthenes” may be a corruption for Timosthenes or Kallisthenes1. Most s…

Derkyllos (1754)

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Author(s): Buelens, Marie-Astrid
[see BNJ 288] This entry was prepared by Marie-Astrid Buelens and published 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 Derkyllos is one of the many fragmentary authors whose hometown and lifetime are unknown to us. Most of his fragments appear in Ps.-Plutarch’s Parallela minora ( FGrHist 288 F 2 and 3/ BNJ 288 F 2 and 3) and in the equally ps.-Plutarchean On Rivers ( FGrHist 288 F …