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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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 …

Nikandros of Alexandria (1112)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Nicander of Alexandria: On Aristotle's Disciples (1112)." 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 obscure Nicander of Alexandria1, author of a work On Aristotle’s Disciples, might be an entirely fictitious person2. It is quite likely that our information on him goes back to the Καινὴ ἱστορία of the paradoxograph…

Nikolaos of Damaskos

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “[Nicolaus von Damascus: Life of Augustus (1054)]." 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. About This Historian Historian: Nikolaos of Damaskos Jacoby number: 1054 Attested works: Historian's date: Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 7. Imperial and Undated Authors Place of origin: unknown Radicke, Jan

Nikomachos of Gerasa (1063)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Nicomachus of Gerasa: Life of Pythagoras (?) (1063)." 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 Middle Platonist Nicomachus of Gerasa lived from the 1st to the 2nd century a.d. 1 A terminus post quem is provided by his mention of the Tiberian mathematician Thrasyllus2, a terminus ante quem by Apuleius, who is said …

Nikostratos of Macedon (1089)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Nicostratus of Macedonia: Encomium on Marcus Aurelius (1089)." 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 Nicostratus of Macedonia can be dated securely to the reign of the Antonine Emperors by his encomiastic writing on Marcus Aurelius. It is difficult to be…