FGrHist IV.A.7: Preface (preface_7)
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When Jacoby died in 1959, his admirable Fragmente der Griechischen Histonker were left behind unfinished. Although Jacoby had published the enormous number of 856 authors, he nonetheless quite resignedly regarded his work as a mere “torso”1, and had indeed only completed half of the categories he had outlined in the ambitious preface to his first volume in 19232. Among the parts not finished were the Antiquarische Geschichte und Biographie, which Jacoby had planned to be the fourth main part of his work. In 1991 the completion of the missing part IV was taken in…

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Radicke, Jan, “FGrHist IV.A.7: Preface (preface_7)”, in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV, General Editor: Stefan Schorn (Leuven) (2011 onwards), Guido Schepens (Leuven) (1998-2010). Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-5363_jciv_apreface_7>



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