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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Marinos (1083)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Marinus: Life of Proclus (1083)." 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 Neo-Platonic philosopher Marinus1 was born about a.d. 440 in Neapolis in Palestine. Originally of Samaritan faith, he abandoned his beliefs at some stage and became a pagan. He seems to have moved…

Maximos of Aigai (1066)

(2,191 words)

Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Maximus von Aegeae: On Apollonius (1066)." 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 Maximus of Aegeae1, who can be dated roughly to the 2nd century a.d., is only mentioned by Philostratus. His existence has been doubted for no sufficient reason2. Philostratus portrays M. as a typical sophist, and …

Megakles (1073)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Megacles: On Famous Men (1073)." 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 Regarding his name and work, Megacles1 is most probably to be dated to Imperial times. At Athens, for instance, the name M. is mainly attested in the Classic period, and after a large gap reappears in the 2nd century a.d.2, when clas…