Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition

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Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition (BNJ2)
is a revised and enlarged edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ). New additions include an apparatus criticus and a discussion of the provenance of each fragment where relevant, as well as revised commentaries on the ancient historians in BNJ and updated bibliographies, all of which set BNJ2 significantly apart from the previous edition.

Like Brill’s New Jacoby, this revised edition has texts and historians not included in Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III. It provides English translations to all testimonia and fragments, critical commentaries, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about the historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition
is a work-in-progress with publication of the last historian scheduled for 2026. A list of the available historians in alphabetical order can be viewed in the contents tab below.

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Xenokrates (248)

(1,634 words)

Author(s): Mori, Anatole
This entry was prepared by Anatole Mori and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Xenokrates Jacoby number: 248 Attested works: Historian's date: Uncertain Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | D. Chronologies Place of origin: Unknown   BNJ 248 F 1 Source: Etymologicum Magnum 157, 51 Work mentioned: Chronicles Source language: Greek Source genre: Etymology - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Chronology, Historical - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Source date: 12th century AD Textual base: …

Xenon (824)

(656 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Xenon Jacoby number: 824 Attested works: Italian Antiquities: F1 Historian's date: unknown 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 824 F 1 Source: Macrobius, Saturnalia 1.9.3 Work mentioned: Italian Antiquities Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Literature, Ancient—History and criticism - Library of Congress Fragment…

Xenophanes of Kolophon (450)

(2,005 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Xenophanes of Kolophon Jacoby number: 450 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: c. 550-470 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXIV. Kolophon Place of origin: Kolophon   BNJ 450 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 9.20 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Biography—to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment su…

Xenophon, History of Hannibal (179)

(412 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Xenophon, History of Hannibal Jacoby number: 179 Attested works: History of Hannibal: T 1 Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | K. Punic Wars, Hieronymus of Syracuse Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 179 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 2.59 [Vide: Demetrius Magnes & Sosibius apud Diogenem Laertium], 2.59 Work mentioned: History of Hannibal Sour…

Xenophon of Cyprus (755)

(879 words)

Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Xenophon of Cyprus Jacoby number: 755 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVIII. Cyprus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 755 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Xenophon Kyprios (Ξενοφῶν Κύπριος) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology, Greek - Library of Congress Textua…

Xenophon of Ephesos (419)

(1,002 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Xenophon of Ephesos Jacoby number: 419 Attested works: Ephesiaka: T 1 Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XIX. Ephesus Place of origin: Ephesos   BNJ 419 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Ξενοφῶν, ξ 50 Adler Work mentioned: Ephesiaka Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of CongressCommentaries--…

Xenophon, Stories of Marvels (24)

(491 words)

Author(s): Tuplin, Christopher
This entry was prepared by Christopher Tuplin and published on 7 November 2019. About this Historian Historian: Xenophon, Stories of Marvels Jacoby number: 24 Attested works: Stories of Marvels Historian's date: 3rd century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 24 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives of Eminent Philosophers [Vide: Demetrius Magnes & Sosibius apud Diogenem Laertium]2.59 Work mentioned: Stories of Marvels Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: G…