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.

Brill’s New Jacoby
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Laitos (-Mochos) (784)

(7,035 words)

Author(s): López-Ruiz, Carolina
This entry was prepared by Carolina López-Ruiz and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Laitos (-Mochos) Jacoby number: 784 Attested works: Phoenician Antiquities: F1a - F6 Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVI. Phoenicia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 784 T 1 Source: Tatian (Tatianos), Address to the Greeks (ed. Schwartz), 37 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Ta…

Lamachos (of Smyrna?) (116)

(1,569 words)

Author(s): Buckler, John | Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and John Buckler and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Lamachos (of Smyrna?) Jacoby number: 116 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | b. Philippika Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 116 T 1a Source: Plutarch, Life of Demosthenes 9.1 (ed. K. Ziegler, Plutarchi vitae parallelae 1.2 (Leipzig 1959)) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, late 1st - early 2nd century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Gree…

Laosthenidas (462)

(870 words)

Author(s): Sekunda, Nicholas
This entry was prepared by Nicholas Sekunda and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Laosthenidas Jacoby number: 462 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXVIII. Crete Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 462 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily, Historical Library 5.80.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: criticism - Library of Congress transmission of texts - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Diodoros of Sicily, Historical Library, 5, 80, 4ἐπεὶ δὲ τῶν τὰ Κρητικὰ γεγραφότων οἱ πλεῖστοι διαφωνοῦσι πρὸς ἀλλήλους, οὐ χρὴ θαυμάζειν ἐάν μὴ πᾶσιν ὁμολόγουμενα λέγωμεν· τοῖς γὰρ τὰ πιθανώτερα λέγουσι καὶ μάλιστα πιστευομένοις ἐπηκολουθήσαμεν, ἃ μὲν Ἐπιμενίδῃ τῷ θεολόγῳ προσσχόντες, ἃ δὲ Δωσιάδῃ καὶ Σωσικράτει καὶ Λαοσθενίδᾳ.And since the greatest numbers of writers who have written about Crete disagree among themselves, there should be no oc…

Leonides (827)

(592 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Leonides Jacoby number: 827 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC 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 827 F 1 Source: Etymologicum Genuinum (M.: Miller E., Mélanges; R.: Reitzenstein R., Geschichte) [Vide: Lexicon rhetoricum & Orosius apud Etymo1ogicum Genuinum] , - Φελλός; p. 299 M. Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source la…

Leon of Alabanda (278)

(8,110 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Leon of Alabanda Jacoby number: 278 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC, late 4th century BC (TPQ)-5th century AD 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 278 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Λέων ᾽Αλαβανδεύς Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress histo…

Leon of Byzantium (132)

(3,120 words)

Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Leon of Byzantium Jacoby number: 132 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 132 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Λέων Λέοντος Βυζάντιος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Λέων Λέοντος Βυζάντιοςφιλόσ…

Leon of Pella (659)

(8,038 words)

Author(s): Keyser, Paul T.
This entry was prepared by Paul T. Keyser and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Leon of Pella …

Leon of Samos (540)

(1,017 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Leon of Samos Jacoby number: 540 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIV. Samos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 540 T 1 Source: …

Lepidus (838)

(976 words)

Author(s): Bucher, Gregory S.
This entry was prepared by Gregory Bucher and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian …

Leschides (172)

(1,744 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Leschides Jacoby number: 172 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | h. Attalids Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 172 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Λεσχίδης Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: commentaries-history and criticism - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΛεσχίδηςΛεσχίδης· ἐπῶν π…