Brill’s New Jacoby

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Ian Worthington

Brill's New Jacoby is a fully-revised and enlarged edition of Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III, providing new texts of the ancient historians in many instances as well as several new historians and many new fragments of existing historians that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. Especially important is that for the first time ever commentaries are provided on the final 248 historians in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. In addition, and also for the first time, Brill's New Jacoby presents facing English translations of all the testimonia and fragments, new, critical commentaries on all the testimony and fragments, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

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Jacoby Online Help

(912 words)

This help file explains to the reader of Brill’s Jacoby Online the various methods of navigating through the work, and the use of the search and index functions. Jacoby Online consists of Brill’s New Jacoby and Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III, IV and V. All share the functionalities explained below. 1. Navigating Brill’s Jacoby Online The home page of the Jacoby Online presents the titles of which the Jacoby Online consists. On the right of the page, you find the options of signing in to Brill’s Online Platform, creating a user account by registeri…

Jason, Περὶ τῶν ᾽Αλεξάνδρου ἱερῶν ἐν ᾽Αλεξανδρείᾳ (632)

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Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Jason, Περὶ τῶν ᾽Αλεξάνδρου ἱερῶν ἐν ᾽Αλεξανδρείᾳ Jacoby number: 632 Attested works: Concerning the Shrines (?) of Alexander in Alexandria: F1, Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 632 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 14, 12, 620d Work mentioned: Concerning the Shrines (?) of Alexander in Alexandria Source date: 2nd cent…

Jason of Argos (94)

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Author(s): Berti, Monica
This entry was prepared by Monica Berti and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Jason of Argos Jacoby number: 94 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD 2nd century AD Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 94 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ᾽Ιάσων ᾽Αργεῖος [ Fragmenta scriptorum de rebus Alexandri Magni, Pseudo-Callisthenes, Itinerarium Alexandri 159 (Müller)] Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, anci…

Jason of Byzantion (12C)

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Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Jason of Byzantion Jacoby number: 12C Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 12C F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers 11.1-2 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD 4th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: medicine, ancient - Library of Congress miracles Textual base: Jacoby Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 11.1-2Στρυμὼν ποταμός ἐστι τῆς Θρᾴκης κατὰ πόλιν1 Ἠδωνίδα· προσηγορεύετο δὲπρότερ…

Jason of Cyrene (182)

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Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Jason of Cyrene Jacoby number: 182 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | l. 2nd and 1st c. BC History until Augustus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 182 T 1 Source: Old Testament, Maccabees 2.2.19-31 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Old Testament, Maccabees, 2, 2, 19-31τὰ δὲ κατὰ τὸ…

Jason, On Cnidian Matters (446)

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Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Jason, On Cnidian Matters Jacoby number: 446 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXIII. Knidos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 446 F 1 Source: Scholia, Idylls, 17, 68-69d Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion sports games - Library of Congress sports games - Library of Congress etymology - …